Sweeney pleads guilty to DWI

Full story: WNYT Albany 10
Former Rep. John Sweeney pleaded guilty to drunken driving Friday and will spend 30 days in jail. Read more
SADDENED

Woodside, NY

#2 Feb 26, 2010
Seriously????????? This is justice???????? We wonder why young people don't worry about drinking and driving!! I guess when he kills someone then MAYBE he would get the appropriate sentence! SHAME on the judge too!!!!!!!
Wheels

Winter Haven, FL

#3 Feb 27, 2010
Really is this nessasery? ab ankle bracelet ti stop him from drinking? Sounds like givernment controling its people, which is totally against the constitution.
TLM1852

Slingerlands, NY

#4 Feb 27, 2010
Wheels wrote:
Really is this nessasery? ab ankle bracelet ti stop him from drinking? Sounds like givernment controling its people, which is totally against the constitution.
It is certainly better than no sentence!! Would you rather have him drink and drive again and this time end up possibly killing one of your family members?? I think not!
Mod

Catskill, NY

#5 Feb 28, 2010
now if only they could catch senator gilebrant when she's out on one of her coke binges...
Triumph Insult ComicDog

Albany, NY

#6 Feb 28, 2010
30 days? That's all? This low-life and his criminal son deserved at least 10 years of hard labor or 70 years in dog years (each).
Ted Kennedy

Schenectady, NY

#7 Feb 28, 2010
Wow, he should have been a democrat, he could have gotten away with MURDER!!!
Ted Kennedy

Schenectady, NY

#8 Feb 28, 2010
Mod wrote:
now if only they could catch senator gilebrant when she's out on one of her coke binges...
What are you trying to say?? All politicans from NYC enjoy a little cocaine from time to time? What, is that a crime or something? Jeez, don't you know that cocaine is an intellectual stimulant that they obviously need to perfrom better for the people of ny!!
Ted Kennedy

Schenectady, NY

#9 Feb 28, 2010
Triumph Insult ComicDog wrote:
30 days? That's all? This low-life and his criminal son deserved at least 10 years of hard labor or 70 years in dog years (each).
Yeah, holy crap have you ever seen his son in person? freakin malibus most wanted!! Give him a drink!!!

Since: Jun 08

Troy, NY

#10 Mar 1, 2010
Gee, I got no jail time, but 5 years probation, and my license pulled for the time I was on probation. I kept myself in good standing with probation and STILL had to do all but 3 months. Didn't get off early for good behavior.

So this hump gets 30 days in the slammer and a mere 3 years probation? I agree, this is crap!
Toga

Albany, NY

#11 Mar 1, 2010
I am not so sure about the jail time. I find it a waste to place anyone in jail for breaking the law that did not injure one. I do agree there should be a severe punishment but I don't think jail is the answer. No doubt probation should be one punishment. How about making him go to rehab. Then make him work rehab. And not a Betty Ford high class rehab. One full of homeless, welfare, medicaid people. Then send him to work at a homeless shelter, then a food kitchen. Make him pay his debt by helping his peers. Yes they are his peers. He is just more affluent than then they are. They are no different as they hold the same addictions. Make him pay his debt while helping out his community. Maybe just maybe he will learn when he see's what his future holds were he to continue on this path in life.

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