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Pablo Rodriguez had booze on his breath after crash: police

Liberal MP facing charge of refusing breathalyzer test


 

According to police documents examined by the Halifax Chronicle Herald, Liberal MP Pablo Robdriguez had bloodshot eyes and alcohol on his breath after his BMW hit a parked car last April 16.  A police report into the incident notes Rodriguez initially denied having had anything to drink prior to the accident and then admitted he’d had “two small glasses of wine” before leaving Ottawa that night for Montreal. When the officer tried to administer a breathalyzer test, “Rodriguez breathed very weakly and cut his breath repeatedly, all the while holding the plastic tip at the edge of his lips.” After several unsuccessful attempts to administer the test, the police officer warned Rodriguez he could be charged with refusing. “Rodriguez told me several times that we were going to damage his career that he had taken 30 years to build,” the officer reported. “He also mentioned that he hoped that it wasn’t because he was in the Liberal party that I was charging him. I told the monsieur that I was only doing my job.”The Montreal MP told reporters last month he would plead not guilty to a charge of refusing the breathalyzer test on June 15.

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Pablo Rodriguez had booze on his breath after crash: police

  1. “He also mentioned that he hoped that it wasn't because he was in the Liberal party that I was charging him. I told the monsieur that I was only doing my job.”

    WTF? This after he drove drunk, hit a parked car with his BMW, and pretended he couldn't breathe into a Breathalyzer? That's some Liberal persecution complex. Granted, he was plastered at the time, but it still takes balls of steel to say something like that to the arresting officer. He's lucky the media is treating him with kid gloves… quite the contrast to Jaffer.

    • That parked car may have leaped in front of him. Rumour has it, it was blue.

      • I think you mean bleu

    • To be fair, the Jaffer affair had a bit more to it than potential drunk driving charges. Personally, I find Rodriguez's insinuation about about being charged because he was a Liberal MP funny. Imagine the firestorm the Conservatives would have had to endure if Jaffer had received a tough sentence and said to the judge that he hoped it wasn't because he was a former Conservative MP. They'd rightfully have never heard the end of it.

      • I think that was Rodriguez's very clumsy attempt to avoid a charge by playing the "do you know who I am" game.

        Agree with CR, he is getting an easy ride. Both from the media and from his boss.

        • Surprise the media is giving him a free ride? We do have a left leaning media and thankfully it is being brought to the attention of the reading public. I believe very little of what I read in the newspapers or the Internet. Sad you must "see with your own eyes" to believe in our society.

  2. What's funny is Jaffer isn't even an MP anymore and yet the circus in parliament continues. Pablo Rodgriguez gets a pass because he is a liberal!

  3. If this A$$Hole gets off with refusal.