Yes, Beto O’Rourke’s DWI DOES And SHOULD Matter [VIDEO]

Yes, Beto O’Rourke’s DWI DOES And SHOULD Matter [VIDEO]

Yes, Beto O’Rourke’s DWI DOES And SHOULD Matter [VIDEO]

Beto O’Rourke is the darling of the Left. He’s received glowing reviews in Vanity Fair and other publications, and is being referred to as the next generation of Kennedy political gurus. His campaign to unseat Ted Cruz includes dissing the NRA and riding a skateboard through a parking lot. However, his DWI is something that we shouldn’t discuss, because HEY!, it was no biggie. Except it was. And it IS important.

State and local police reports obtained by the Chronicle and Express-News show that O’Rourke was driving drunk at what a witness called “a high rate of speed” in a 75 mph zone on Interstate 10 about a mile from the New Mexico border. He lost control and hit a truck, sending his car careening across the center median into oncoming lanes. The witness, who stopped at the scene, later told police that O’Rourke had tried to drive away from the scene.

O’Rourke recorded a 0.136 and 0.134 on police breathalyzers, above a blood-alcohol level of 0.10, the state legal limit at the time. He was arrested at the scene and charged with DWI, but completed a court-approved diversion program and had the charges dismissed.

Yes, you read the above correctly. This wasn’t a simple case of driving five miles above the speed limit. This was definitely not a case of breathing a .09 or even a .10 on the Breathalyzer.

NOPE. This was so much more.

Driving drunk? Check.

Endangering others? Check.

Attempting to flee the scene? Check.

Beto’s BAC was WAYYYYYY above the legal limit. Yet Beto and the ever helpful media frames it as “youthful indiscretion.”

Uh huhhhh…right. Beto was 26 years old when this happened. Definitely old enough to know better.

So what was his sentence? LOTS of community service and counseling.

There are folks I know, and folks I’ve been told about who, with similar circumstances, have ended up in rehab, have dealt with weeks/months/years of jail time, had license yanked, and/or also dealt with the ignition breathalizer for a year or more.

But sure! Give him a pass! He was a youngster and didn’t know any better! Besides BUSH/HITLER was a drunk, too!! Yeah…about that.

President Bush admitted that he did drink too much. He did have a problem. He did get a DUI with BAC at .10 and paid the penalties for it.

Guess what, folks: there is a MAJOR difference between President Bush’s case and what Beto O’Rourke did.

Did President Bush travel at a high rate of speed (well above the 75mph speed limit) while drunk? No.

Did President Bush’s car careen out of control, dive across median, and endanger other drivers? No.

Did President Bush try to flee the scene of the crash? No.

Did President Bush have to be restrained by witnesses until cops arrived? No.

Did President Bush register a .134 when cops ran breathalyzer on him? No.

The Texas Department of Public Safety report “described O’Rourke as having ‘glossy’ eyes, slurred speech, smelling of liquor, and almost falling to the ground as he got out of his car,” the Chronicle added.

That’s the key, folks. Beto pulled a Kennedy with a side of Clinton regarding all of this. He wants us to believe he was young, naive kid who had like two beers and an overdose of cold medication in 1998. So mea culpa and all that. Elect me anyway!

Yeah, no. Beto wants us to ignore the fact that he used his influence—THANKS DAD!—to skate through the system and have the entire incident swept under the rug with zero penalties. 

Several campaigns under Beto’s belt and no one bothered to dig deeper on his DWI for additional details?

And…

Beto O’Rourke’s DWI matters.

Vanity Fair thinks Beto is also the Left’s next Obama. Uh huh. Sure.

Memo to Texas voters. Be aware that Beto O’Rourke, when the going gets tough, is going to do one of two things: flee the scene, or sweep the issue under the rug…or both. Do REAL Texans hide from adversity or flee the scene? No. Something to think about before you vote.

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  • GWB says:

    2 beers and an overdose of cold medication
    I wonder if that “cold medication” was the same sort Dr McCoy kept in his office on the Enterprise? “Purely for medicinal purposes, of course.”

    A couple of notes, though….

    First, while everyone mentions the father-is-a-judge thing, I’ve seen no one say the father had anything to do with getting him off the hook. But I’ve read lots of insinuation that is so.

    Also, while I do agree the media has kept this sorta quiet, it is true that he’s been upfront about having the incident on his record. That’s a bit different than … other pol’s I can think of.

    And, since he’s a little younger than I am, and I’ve done pretty stupid things I hope to have lived down by now, I don’t consider it that big a deal. (And everyone mentions the trespassing charge. Seriously? That’s all you got?) It’s more of a tell against the media than against Beta O’Rourke.
    (BTW, did you know a 1987 Dodge Daytona – not the Shelby upgrade – will go more than 125mph? I do. Been there, done that. Not on a track. So…. yeah.)

    I think the worst thing that can be said about him is that he IS Kennedyesque. And the worst aspect of that ‘feature’? He’s following in his Daddy’s footsteps. That was my thought on the “he got out of it”: it’s much worse that he became a Democrat politician than that he might have gotten a break after a horrid DUI. No more dynasties!

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  • Dave L. says:

    FWIW, a “high rate of speed’ on I-10 in west Texas is probably really high. I spent some time there when the Army sent me to Ft Bliss for a month. Once you cleared El Paso, it’s like a NASCAR track. I remember doing about 85 in our rental sedan, being passed with ease by F250s doing well north of 90.

    “High rate of speed” means he was going fast enough to pass the other cars, which, as noted above, were probably doing above the posted 75 mph limit themselves, but there wasn’t a cop around to put a radar gun on him.

  • newton says:

    I’ve said this before. A drunk driver is a fool. But a hit and run is a COWARD.

    And I live in TX – and vote.

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