Friday, February 01, 2008

Sid "Vicious" Blumenthal busted for DUI

NASHUA – A Clinton campaign adviser will skip arraignment on an aggravated driving while intoxicated charge and is scheduled to stand trial next month, Nashua District Court records show.

Sidney Blumenthal, 59, of Washington, D.C., was arrested after midnight Jan. 7, a day before the New Hampshire primary. Sgt. Michael Masella said he spotted Blumenthal’s rented Buick heading north on Concord Street in the area of Greeley Park, allegedly at about 70 miles an hour.

The speed limit on that stretch of road is 30 mph, and the alleged speed raised the charge to aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, and a mandatory minimum of three days in jail and seven days in an alcohol treatment center.

Blumenthal served as an adviser to former President Clinton for several years and is working as a volunteer adviser to New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign. He had attended a campaign event in Nashua earlier that day.

I present this because it tickles me. Blumenthal is/was a Clinton insider and he will have to do some jail time so it just feels like justice.