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    Exclamation Gun Control VA Democrat Fails Breathalyzer While Driving, Let Go with Warning

    Gun Control VA Democrat Fails Breathalyzer While Driving, Let Go with Warning

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...-with-warning/

    AWR HAWKINS 30 Jan 2020

    Virginia House Delegate Chris Hurst (D) blew a .085 on a blood-alcohol breathalyzer Saturday night but was let off with a warning.

    10 WAVY reported the incident, noting “Christiansburg officials [said] Montgomery Democrat Chris Hurst was stopped at about 2 a.m. on Sunday and blew a result of .085, just above the legal limit.”

    The officer who pulled Hurst over, Lt. Stephen Swecker, noticed the lawmaker’s eyes were allegedly “red” and there was “the odor of alcohol” coming from the car.

    Swecker indicated he allowed Hurst to go after the preliminary .085 blood-alcohol reading because he believed Hurst’s blood-alcohol levels would have been below the legal limit by the time they reached the station for a formal test.

    On Wednesday Hurst used a Facebook post to admit he made a “grave mistake.”

    He wrote:

    I was pulled over by an officer with Christiansburg Police. After questioning my ability to drive, he asked for me to step out of the car and submit to a series of field sobriety tests. I fully complied and respected the officer’s request and completed those tests, including a breathalyzer test. My blood alcohol content was shown to be .085%. That is over the legal limit and I should not have been drinking and driving. My girlfriend also submitted to a breathalyzer test. She was under the legal limit and we were both told by the officer that we were free to go, providing that she drive us home.

    Hurst added:

    This experience has humbled me in a profound way, particularly hearing from so many who have been personally impacted by losing loved ones to drunk driving. While I knew the dangers of drinking and driving ahead of time, I displayed poor judgement and made a mistake. For so many, however, one mistake can mean the death of someone they love. I will take that fact with me in the future with renewed appreciation and respect. To those I have let down, I am deeply sorry. I will spend the remainder of my time in office working diligently to advocate for our community and regain any trust that I have lost.



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    Cops should have arrested him instead of giving him a warning, but that's the privilege of being a politician. What normally gets average citizens arrested, a politician will get off easily.
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    If it makes any difference, this story is right out of my state area and the guy used to live locally.

    A little backstory on Delegate Chris. This guy was dating and engaged to a reporter who was gunned down doing a story at a lake nearby by one of her former disgruntled colleagues. So afterward he went on the news along with the girls father with a state run campaign to get more gun laws.


    Apparently there are some in law enforcement that are pissed that he got off because they are posting these memes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Gun Control VA Democrat Fails Breathalyzer While Driving, Let Go with Warning

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...-with-warning/

    AWR HAWKINS 30 Jan 2020

    Virginia House Delegate Chris Hurst (D) blew a .085 on a blood-alcohol breathalyzer Saturday night but was let off with a warning.

    10 WAVY reported the incident, noting “Christiansburg officials [said] Montgomery Democrat Chris Hurst was stopped at about 2 a.m. on Sunday and blew a result of .085, just above the legal limit.”

    The officer who pulled Hurst over, Lt. Stephen Swecker, noticed the lawmaker’s eyes were allegedly “red” and there was “the odor of alcohol” coming from the car.

    Swecker indicated he allowed Hurst to go after the preliminary .085 blood-alcohol reading because he believed Hurst’s blood-alcohol levels would have been below the legal limit by the time they reached the station for a formal test.

    On Wednesday Hurst used a Facebook post to admit he made a “grave mistake.”

    He wrote:

    I was pulled over by an officer with Christiansburg Police. After questioning my ability to drive, he asked for me to step out of the car and submit to a series of field sobriety tests. I fully complied and respected the officer’s request and completed those tests, including a breathalyzer test. My blood alcohol content was shown to be .085%. That is over the legal limit and I should not have been drinking and driving. My girlfriend also submitted to a breathalyzer test. She was under the legal limit and we were both told by the officer that we were free to go, providing that she drive us home.

    Hurst added:

    This experience has humbled me in a profound way, particularly hearing from so many who have been personally impacted by losing loved ones to drunk driving. While I knew the dangers of drinking and driving ahead of time, I displayed poor judgement and made a mistake. For so many, however, one mistake can mean the death of someone they love. I will take that fact with me in the future with renewed appreciation and respect. To those I have let down, I am deeply sorry. I will spend the remainder of my time in office working diligently to advocate for our community and regain any trust that I have lost.
    If he passed the field sobriety tests, and his girlfriend drove home, this is a rational and reasonable action by the police.

    They don’t say why he was pulled over. Was it just because of the time, or was he driving dangerously? That should also be a factor. Driving dangerously should be cited. (Dangerous as in not driving straight, driving far too fast, etc. But NOT for petty things like driving 5 mph over the speed limit or failing to use a blinker.)

    His groveling and public admission is exemplary. Such a good, correct citizen. Big Mommy will forgive him after punishment and re-education.
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    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    If it makes any difference, this story is right out of my state area and the guy used to live locally.

    A little backstory on Delegate Chris. This guy was dating and engaged to a reporter who was gunned down doing a story at a lake nearby by one of her former disgruntled colleagues. So afterward he went on the news along with the girls father with a state run campaign to get more gun laws.


    Apparently there are some in law enforcement that are pissed that he got off because they are posting these memes.

    Relevant:

    Virgina Killer Sent "Suicide Note" To ABC, Says Massacre Is "Race War" In Reaction To Charlest

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...on-To-Charlest

    Boyfriend of Reporter Killed Live on Air Wins Seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...e-of-Delegates

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Relevant:

    Virgina Killer Sent "Suicide Note" To ABC, Says Massacre Is "Race War" In Reaction To Charlest

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...on-To-Charlest

    Boyfriend of Reporter Killed Live on Air Wins Seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...e-of-Delegates
    Yep. that's him. Interesting anecdote. I lived 15 minutes from the murder scene when it occurred, and went boating and to restaurants in that Marina.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    They are coming home, all the naysayers said they would never leave Syria and then they said they were going to stay in Iraq forever..... just like Trump said.



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    The fact that someone was treated this way isn't the problem.
    The problem is that EVERYONE should be treated this way.
    There are no crimes against people.
    There are only crimes against the state.
    And the state will never, ever choose to hold accountable its agents, because a thing can not commit a crime against itself.



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    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    The fact that someone was treated this way isn't the problem.
    The problem is that EVERYONE should be treated this way.
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    The fact that someone was treated this way isn't the problem.
    The problem is that EVERYONE should be treated this way.
    Equal justice under the law is just as important as just laws.
    You will never have just laws if those with power are not subject to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    If it makes any difference, this story is right out of my state area and the guy used to live locally.

    A little backstory on Delegate Chris. This guy was dating and engaged to a reporter who was gunned down doing a story at a lake nearby by one of her former disgruntled colleagues. So afterward he went on the news along with the girls father with a state run campaign to get more gun laws.


    Apparently there are some in law enforcement that are pissed that he got off because they are posting these memes.

    He's a FLAMING homosexual. There's no way he was in a real relationship with that girl from that very fake shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Equal justice under the law is just as important as just laws.
    You will never have just laws if those with power are not subject to them.
    You appear to be saying that equal injustice for everyone is the same as equal justice.
    There are no crimes against people.
    There are only crimes against the state.
    And the state will never, ever choose to hold accountable its agents, because a thing can not commit a crime against itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    You appear to be saying that equal injustice for everyone is the same as equal justice.
    I am saying it is more just than unequal justice.
    And that you will never get equal justice if you accept unequal justice as supposedly better than equal injustice.
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    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

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    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenard Butler View Post
    He's a FLAMING homosexual. There's no way he was in a real relationship with that girl from that very fake shooting.

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