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Obviously the cops gave the mayor special treatment

The mayor of Port Orchard facing a DUI charge?

Doesn’t want special treatment?

Claims to be willing to accept responsibility for his actions?

Surely his attorney will get the charge reduced to negligent driving. Or reckless driving.

Hmmm, I wonder, will the state revoke his driver’s license?

Will he have to call Vern Fonk?

And by not disclosing his blood-alcohol level, isn’t that special treatment?

Seems whenever there is an accident with alcohol, the reading is always listed — depending, of course, on who you are.

We have adult sons and there have been a few close to them that have made the wrong judgment call. They will attest that a $50 cab ride would have saved them tens of thousands of dollars.

Fines, court costs, attorneys fees, etc. (They had jobs, therefore did not qualify for public defenders, and were not anyone in public eye, so they got the full fine the first and only time.)

A family friend lost their 2-year-old son to a drunk driver. The driver continued to drink and drive.

Craig would be 26 now.

Statistics show that when a driver has been pulled over for DUI, it is almost always not the first time he has made a bad judgment call.

How can the fine citizens of Port Orchard trust the mayor to make the right judgment call in what’s right for the city?

Yes, it’s a personal thing. Just as the state director of Public Instruction’s alleged DUI was personal.

He just has to tell the kiddies, “Don’t do as I do.”

There are a few lingering few questions I have. For example, how did the chief of police get home after sharing a couple scotches?

And how can anyone not understand that you do not drink and drive?


Thank the Good Lord he only blocked the Kitap Sun delivery person and didn’t plow into them.


Port Orchard

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