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Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

US Rep arrested for DWI

Let me guess-- it's because that booze could have fallen into the hands of underage delinquents.

Highway patrol manpower was beefed up for homecoming, but [U.S. Representative Kevin] Brady (R-TX) wasn't stopped at a checkpoint. He was arrested just before midnight during a regular traffic stop just 100 feet from his hotel.

"The type of violation that we stop for literally hundreds of times each year," says highway patrol Capt. Jeff Talbot.

At 11:45 p.m. Friday, a highway patrolman pulled him over on Highway 50 for having no taillights. But the officer arrested him for something more serious. "The driver was tested and believed to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DWI," Talbot says. (. . .)

Brady failed field sobriety tests, but he refused to take a blood alcohol test. If he's prosecuted under South Dakota law, he might not drive again for a while.

"In South Dakota, that refusal to taking the blood test could read to a year's suspension of your driving privileges," says Talbot. If he's found guilty, Brady could face up to a $1,000 fine and a year in jail.