Thursday, July 13, 2006

PETE COORS BUSTED FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING

How many Coors do you have to drink to get drunk?

The Denver Post has this belated write-up:
A Colorado State Patrol trooper pulled Coors over after he saw him run a stop sign around the corner from his home in Golden about 11:25 p.m. on May 28.

Coors stopped in his driveway and consented to take a Breathalyzer test. He registered a .088, which is slightly above the .08 legal blood-alcohol limit in Colorado.

He was driving a 2004 green Jaguar, court records show.

Coors spokeswoman Kabira Hatland said the 59-year-old was coming home from a friend's wedding in Denver.

"I made a mistake by driving myself home after a friend's wedding celebration," Coors said in a written statement, shortly after news of his arrest was first reported on DenverPost.com. "I should have planned ahead for a ride. For years I've advocated the responsible use of our Company's products. That's still my message, and our Company's message, and it's the right message. I am sorry that I didn't follow it myself."

Coors was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and registering a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. He was also cited for running the stop sign.
Coors, a former candidate for U.S. Senate, is due in court next week.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

He made a mistake and fortuantely no ome got hurt. Sound like he owned up to it. But can you imagine what the right wing would be doing to him if he was a democrat?

The Libertarian Guy said...

I was going to bring up "Patrick Kennedy", but you beat me to it...

The Newtster said...

Well, look at the bright side.

At least he didn't drown anyone. But then, he's no Kennedy.

John Stone said...

si9nce Coors has refuse to participate in the "Drive safely" program ... I say it's rightous justice.

DocLarry said...

And he didn't shoot anyone in the face. But then, he's no Cheney.

The Libertarian Guy said...

Not that I *like* Cheney, but let's see... did anyone press charges against him? Did any prosecutor threaten to do so?

Now, compare to how Paddy K. skated out with just a fine... not even double secret probation.

Moral: The rich and powerful rarely get to spend time in jail, even if they deserve it.