Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Senator Arrested After Alleged Drunken SUV Joy Ride


Idaho potato John McGee, who boasts on his website that he's the youngest member of his state's senate, celebrated Father's Day by engaging in some youthful indiscretions that he probably now very much regrets, as he sits in his Ada County Jail cell.

Seems McGee — state senate GOP Caucus chairman, a past "Republican Legislator of the Year," and a self-described advocate of roads and bridges—allegedly ended up driving along one of his beloved motorways last night after one too many rounds of drinks (and perhaps one too many rounds of golf, the sport of sin and scandal) (they forgot "boredom" - G):

According to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, McGee started the eventful night Saturday drinking in a golf course clubhouse. McGee left the clubhouse and began walking before coming to a Ford Excursion with a trailer hooked up. The SUV was unlocked with the keys inside. McGee got inside and drove away. At some point, McGee tried turning the vehicle and trailer around in a driveway near Overland and Victory in Boise. McGee was unsuccessful at turning around and the Excursion and trailer jack-knifed. McGee then exited the vehicle and walked back and forth a few times before climbing back in and going to sleep. Two witnesses in a nearby house were watching all of the events transpire and called police. When police arrived McGee told authorities he was on his way to Jackpot.

His BAC was .15. Speaking as a former professional drunk driver, that's almost twice the legal limit but barely a good buzz. Amateur Hour. It's always fun to see a Repug get busted for doing something illegal he's no good at.

Especially if he's a Ford guy. Heh.


Fixer said...

Are you saying you have to be drunk to drive a Ford? ;)

Gordon said...

No, but come to think of it, it probably helps...;)