CLIFTON PARK - Former U.S. Congressman John Sweeney was arrested early Sunday for aggravated driving while intoxicated after State Police troopers said they saw Sweeney's BMW swerving on the Northway, according to police reports.State Police stopped Sweeney on I-87 in Clifton Park at 1:20 a.m. Sunday. A 24-year-old woman, whom police did not identify, was in the front seat with him. A field sobriety test was conducted with Sweeney's blood alcohol content registering .18, more than double the legal limit. - The Record
From the Times Union....
Sweeney can take comfort in the fact that he was closer to being sober than he was to beating Gillibrand in his last campaign. There's no truth to the rumor that Sweeney tried to prevent the breathalyzer results from being recounted.
On a more serious note. A comment notes that it is sad to see a life spiraling out of control. We agree. What's a twenty-four year-old woman doing with a drunk, middle-aged pudgy, former GOP Congressman that couldn't hold on to an rural, upstate district? We may sponsor an intervention.