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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Pleasantly Ironic

Maryland politics. [emphasis mine]
House Majority Leader Kumar P. Barve, who has supported stricter drunken-driving laws, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after being arrested in Gaithersburg late Thursday, police said.[...]

Wagner said the delegate failed a field sobriety test and was found to have a 0.10 blood-alcohol level through a preliminary breath test, which is not admissible as evidence in court. The legal limit is 0.08.

Barve was handcuffed and taken to a county police station in Gaithersburg, where he refused a blood-alcohol test.[...]

Barve, a Gaithersburg resident, has been a member of the House since 1991 and majority leader since 2003.

He is a member of the Ways and Means, Joint Technology Oversight, Legislative Policy and Spending Affordability committees.

He was one of the sponsors of a 2001 bill that changed the state's legal blood-alcohol level for drivers from 0.10 to 0.08.

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