Off topic, but ....
1. The Smoking Gun has the police report. Whatever he had in him, he must have been completely plastered. Weaving to where he hit curbs and went into the opposing lanes of traffic, not pulling over when the squad put on its lights, crashing into a barricade....
2. Checked the DC Code and yep, driving under the influence of any drug, including a prescription one, is as much DUI as is driving under the influence of liquor. So the statement "I wasn't under the influence of alcohol -- it was prescription drugs" is actually a confession to DUI.
UPDATE: Riverdog sent the following comment, which for some reason was blocked by the spam filter:
"The two drugs are Phenergan, which is an artificial opiate, I believe, and is given only under direct medical supervision when necessary to calm a bad attack of colitis, usually. I had it recently in the ER in Chandler to reduce a bad colitis/bleeding episode. The drug hit me like a ton of bricks and I felt as if I was floating. It is a major central nervous system depressant.
The second drug is Ambien, a new sleep-inducing drug.
Phenergan and Ambien are NEVER prescribed together, according to my daughter, who, as a third-year medical student, looked it up for me. Ambien actually has a primary warning to never prescribe it with CNS depressants.
The Junior Bloviator HAD to have been "doctor shopping" to get two different doctors to prescribe the two different depressant drugs. Hmmmm....where have I heard about "doctor shopping" lately?
Oh, yes. It was the left-wing talk shows lambasting Rush Limbaugh about his alleged doctor shopping. I wonder of these same lambastors will now excoriate Kennedy for the same thing?
The other thing is that addicts usually only take these depressants drugs to counteract a severe high from a stimulant drug such as methamphetamine. I would bet a serious amount of moolah that Kennedy checked in to rehab not to kick any bad habits, but so that he couldn't be tested for meth for the two to three weeks that it takes to get it out of his system.
Oh, and BTW, there are some interesting details in that "confession": such as hallucinations. The guy drove and put the citizens of DeeCee in danger while undergoing a self-induced hallucination.
It seems to me that transcends driving misdemeanors, and might rise to the level of a felony. Perhaps DeeCee has a felonious Reckless Endangerment law? It would have to be an indictable misdemeanor if not a felony.
Does that fit "high crimes and misdemeanors"?