Former US congressman Tim Mahoney charged with DUI
MIAMI (AP) -- Former South Florida U.S. Congressman Tim Mahoney
has been arrested for DUI after police found him sleeping in his
car on the side of the road.
Palm Beach Gardens Police Commander William Brandt said the
former lawmaker was sleeping behind the wheel around 3 a.m.
Saturday. He was charged with DUI "based on the investigation and
after talking to the driver."
A jail spokeswoman said Mahoney will be released on his own
recognizance, but declined to say when. A telephone message left
for Mahoney was not immediately returned.
Mahoney, a Democrat, filled Mark Foley's seat after Foley resigned from Congress in 2006 because his sexually explicit computer messages to male teens became public.
Mahoney lost his re-election bid in 2008 after revealing he's
had several affairs and put one of his lovers on the federal payroll as a congressional staffer.
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