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Monday, October 01, 2018

Dallas Morning News: AUSTIN -- Democratic Senate hopeful Rep. Beto O'Rourke on Saturday said a passenger in his car when he crashed and was arrested for drunken driving 20 years ago backs up his statement that he did not try to flee the scene. Contrary to September 1998 police reports about the incident, which quoted an unnamed motorist as saying he stopped O'Rourke from bolting.

At the time of his arrest, O'Rourke was 26.

Last month, the Houston Chronicle obtained similar offense reports from the Anthony Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Both reports quoted an unnamed motorist who was headed in the same direction on I-10 saying O'Rourke's car passed him, struck a truck and ended up crossing the median. The motorist said he stopped O'Rourke from fleeing. According to the DPS report, the motorist "turned on his over head lights to warn oncoming traffic and to try to get the defendant to stop."

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"On that one count, the fleeing the scene, that is incorrect," O'Rourke told Smith.

Late Saturday, O'Rourke campaign spokesman Chris Evans did not respond to a request for the passenger's name.

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I wonder how many Democrats are demanding to know if Beto is still driving drunk and how much he drinks everyday...after all, he obviously was drinking to excess when he was 26.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-01 07:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Beto seems like the type of guy you'd want to grab a beer with.

Cruz is the type of guy you'd want to get a restraining order on.

I doubt Texas will ever go blue. But. Good luck to Beto.

If you live in Texas. Get out there and tell your neighbors to go vote.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-10-01 07:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2

I agree with that, and would vote for Beto over Lyin Ted if I lived there.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-01 07:41 PM | Reply

But if you can't see the double standard you aren't paying attention.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-01 07:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

--Beto seems like the type of guy you'd want to grab a beer with.

Rob O'Rourke seems more likely to be an Irish whiskey guy, laddie.

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-01 07:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Irish whiskey

I'm a huge fan of whiskey.

Whiskey on the rocks with some good weed are a good combo.

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-10-01 08:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6

Looks like you will never pass the purity test required of all public officials as of last week. And I was going to support you if you got nominated to SCOTUS.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-01 08:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#6

And just to make it clear, I agree with you, and never will be on SCOTUS either.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-01 08:05 PM | Reply

--Whiskey on the rocks with some good weed are a good combo.

I certainly wouldn't want you as my surgeon or dentist. Or a local cop. Or firefighter. Or attorney or tax preparer or brake repair mechanic...........

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-01 08:13 PM | Reply

#7

I appreciate your support.

We should have a few fundraisers.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-10-01 08:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#9

I'm none of those.

Let's go smoke a bowl.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-10-01 08:25 PM | Reply

"Looks like you will never pass the purity test required of all public officials as of last week"

Sorry, all my sex has been consensual. And sober.

#12 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-10-01 08:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Sorry, all my sex has been consensual. And sober.

#12 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE AT 2018-10-01 08:26 PM

I'm calling BS on the latter point...

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-01 08:42 PM | Reply

"But if you can't see the double standard you aren't paying attention."

Beto's been nominated for the supreme Court?

#14 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-10-01 08:55 PM | Reply

#14

Or stupid, which certainly applies to your post.

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-01 09:06 PM | Reply

Sorry, all my sex has been consensual. And sober.

And by yourself.

#16 | Posted by Spork at 2018-10-01 09:07 PM | Reply

"And by yourself."

You've been talking to my wife!

#17 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-10-01 09:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I'm calling BS on the latter point...

#13 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2018-10-01 08:42 PM |

Sorry, i refuse to have sex with drunk women.

#18 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-10-01 09:27 PM | Reply

#18

I wasn't talking about the women.

#19 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-01 09:55 PM | Reply

i don't drink.

#20 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-10-01 10:17 PM | Reply

Alcohol isn't the only thing that affects sobriety.

#21 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-01 10:18 PM | Reply

Alcohol isn't the only thing that affects sobriety.

Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-01 10:18 PM | Reply

Yeah like being a Republican Conservative effects sobriety too.

#22 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-01 10:38 PM | Reply

Yikes. This doesn't sound good.

#23 | Posted by cbob at 2018-10-02 04:33 PM | Reply

I've got to say, I don't care that he ran.
It shows he will fight for Texans. He never admits defeat!

Beto, he ran from the cops, and he's running to be your next senator!

#24 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-10-02 04:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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