Drunkard DA?

Lest we need a reminder that angels do not administer the laws, the Gazette reports (via the Rocky Mountain News): “Fourth Judicial District Attorney John Newsome has been caught on tape drinking and then driving his county-owned vehicle, KOAA reported Tuesday. …In all, Newsome was shown drinking about 134 ounces of beer in five hours.” True, the drinking didn’t start till after 4:00 p.m., and whether he was legally impaired is not a matter for me to decide. I wouldn’t have been able to drink 70 ounces of beer in “less than two hours” and then drive responsibly. KOAA’s video of the story is fairly damning. I do think that District Attorneys driving tax-funded vehicles should be held to a high standard. I assume that Newsome’s office handles cases of impaired driving.