Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Former New York State Assemblyman, John Sweeney, arrested for second DWI within 2 years

From CNN on April 6, 2009

Former New York Rep. John Sweeney was arrested early Sunday morning on his second DWI incident in 17 months after refusing to take field sobriety tests, the Saratoga County District Attorney's office confirms to CNN.

"We will treat this prosecution like any other felony DWI case," District Attorney James Murphy said in a statement provided to CNN. "We are fortunate that his alleged conduct did not result in death or serious physical injury to himself or any one else."

In 2007, Sweeney pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DWI charge, Murphy also said in the statement.

Alcoholism is a terrible disease which can be terminal for the person suffering from it and for others who are endangered by the alcoholics behavior. Genesee County's District Attorney's policy is that all DWI offenders obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations. This policy helps make our roads and communities safer.

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