Kennedy Car Crash Coverup!

4 05 2006

Last Thursday, I returned home from a softball game and discovered the drive-by media complaining about TV’s tuned to Fox.

Tonight, I return and find that there is a conspiracy to cover up the Kennedy’s automobile crashes. Looks like this one’s going to create plenty of punch lines too.

Updated: scroll. He says it was sleep medicine.

Via Drudge:

Officers Claim Brass Interfered in Investigation of Rep. Kennedy Incident, ROLL CALL reports… MORE… Police labor union officials asked acting Chief Christopher McGaffin this afternoon to allow a Capitol Police officer to complete his investigation into an early-morning car crash involving Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.).

According to a letter sent by Officer Greg Baird, acting chairman of the USCP FOP, the wreck took place at approximately 2:45 a.m. Thursday when Kennedy’s car, operating with its running lights turned off, narrowly missed colliding with a Capitol Police cruiser and smashed into a security barricade at First and C streets Southeast.

Officers approached the driver, who “declared to them he was a Congressman and was late to a vote. The House had adjourned nearly three hours before this incident.

Hmmm…

WUSA TV, a local DC station, has this:

Rep. Kennedy was reportedly behind the wheel of a green Ford Mustang when it crashed into a security barrier at 1st and “C” streets Southeast.

There are no reports of injuries. A Boston TV station is reporting Kennedy told officers he was late for a vote. We are told police drove him home after conferring with higher-ups in the department. So far, Kennedy HAS NOT been charged. A spokesman for his office told CNN that alcohol was NOT involved.

The head of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1, Lou Cannon, told 9 News that he’s concerned that Kennedy may have received special treatment and this could be a case where “rank has its privilege.”

Cannon also told 9 News that officers noticed the car swerving, looking as if it was going to make a U-turn.

9 News reporter Stacey Cohan spoke to Kennedy’s press secretary at his congressional office in Rhode Island, who said she is looking into the situation, but does not have any information right now.

Congressman Patrick Kennedy is Ted Kennedy’s son. He is currently serving his sixth term as the Democratic Congressman from Rhode Island. He sits on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

Now the fun part.

WRKO talk show host Howie Carr has a police report from a different Patrick Kennedy car crash two weeks ago:

Notice his “non-alcohol” induced handwriting:
And compare it with his normal penmanship:
Read the full police report here. But don’t try to google this accident. You won’t find it. Cover up? Beginning to look a lot like it.

Update 10:00 pm: Kennedy issues statement saying it was sleep medicine.

The attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy’s gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines.

Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes in Congress and took “prescribed” amounts of Phenergan and Ambien, another prescribed drug that he occasionally takes to fall asleep.

“Some time around 2:45 a.m., I drove the few blocks to the Capitol Complex believing I needed to vote,” his second statement said. “Apparently, I was disoriented from the medication.”

Cannon, who was not there, said the officers involved in the accident were instructed by an official “above the rank of patrolman” to take Kennedy home.

No sobriety tests were conducted at the scene.

Guess we’ll never know what really happened. But why did it take him until 10 pm tonite to release the sleep medicine excuse?

The Bad Hair Blog notes this about Kennedy’s claim that he was late to a vote:

Late to a vote? One would think that answer showed he was drunk, but he was claiming something else: More like claiming Constitutional immunity.

United States Constitution,

Section 6. The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the treasury of the United States. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place.

Patrick claims he no alcohol prior to the incident. And if he did, it sure didn’t affect his memory of the Constitution.

Michelle Malkin has more details from bloggers and reader comments.
Stop The ACLU has a ‘sphere round-up.
Ace of Spades says: A sentence containing the words Kennedy, drunk, vehicle mishap, and police cover-up is pure gibberish making no earthly sense whatsoever.
Expose The Left, has the video.
Allah at Hot Air says: The blackout must end, my friends.

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