Friday, October 20, 2006

Asleep at the Wheel

We at Albany Eye, while great advocates of drinking, are steadfastly opposed to operating motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. That is why we were so pleased to learn that Daily News writer Joe Mahoney was reportedly sleeping in his car when police arrested him early Thursday on DWI charges. Had he been driving while allegedly drunk, we might be inclined to suggest that he'd done something wrong. From the Times Union:
Mahoney, 52, of Manning Boulevard, had fallen asleep at the wheel in the middle of the lane, the Mazda SUV still in drive, according to police. An officer found him at 4:32 a.m.
The NY Post, under the headline SNOOZING NEWSIE IN DRUG BUST cites a broadcast report that police also found a small quantity of marijuana in the car. Sure, count on the Post to focus on the negative side of the story.