Dem Councilman Arrested For DUI – Washington Free Beacon
Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores was arrested for driving while drunk Wednesday night after police found him trying to free his van from a snowbank and appeared drunk.
Councilman Flores was put into custody after failing a field sobriety test.
The arresting officers filmed the entire ordeal and The Chronicle-Telegram was able to obtain copies of the tapes and has the rest of the story:
Kovach wrote in his report that Flores had difficulty following a pen with his eyes and had difficulty with a walk-and-turn test. When Kovach asked Flores to stand on one leg and count, something he had to explain several times, Flores nearly fell to the ground, and the officer had to reach out and grab him, the video shows.
Kovach then puts Flores in the back of his patrol car and takes him to Lorain City Jail, where he handcuffs Flores before taking him inside.
A second video shows Flores and two other officers standing inside the jail, and Flores appears to burp. One of the officers comments that it smelled of vodka, but Flores corrects him, telling police that he had been drinking Christmas ale.
Flores refused to take a breath test to determine how much he had to drink and was booked into the jail.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges against him during an appearance Thursday in Lorain Municipal Court.
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New York Introduces The Un-Happy Meal – National Review
This afternoon, New York City councilman Leroy Comrie announced plans to introduce a bill that would ban fast-food restaurants from giving away toys in children’s meals. New Yorkers must be thrilled that their council members are spending time on toys when the City’s unemployment rate hasn’t budged from nearly 9 percent since November. I suppose Comrie simply doesn’t trust parents in his district to make good decisions about what their children are eating. He obviously believes government needs to step in.
These regulations are nothing new. New York already bans trans-fats, and in 2008 the city began requiring fast-food restaurants to post calorie information. The city only targeted fast food; those super fancy restaurants where they serve bone marrow and foie gras (basically pure animal fat) were exempt from the regulation (rich people must be better at determining when they can eat a high-fat meal).
Other cities have instituted similar regulations. San Francisco famously banned Happy Meal toys last year. Philadelphia requires posted calorie information, and, in a move that smacks of racism, the Los Angeles City Council actually barred new construction of fast-food restaurants – but only in neighborhoods where the residents are primarily African-American and Latino. Nice.
There is, of course, no evidence that any of these regulations changes the way Americans eat. But this hasn’t stopped Comrie’s campaign against toys – which he calls “predatory marketing techniques.” Not even condemnation from the Left’s favorite news source, The Daily Show, which mocked the San Francisco Happy Meal ban, has stopped the introduction of these measures.
I guess it’s going to take some outraged parents to finally call off the food police.
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