Really Lieutenant Governor, “No Special Treatment”? What About The Breathalyzer?

Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray (D-Worcester) wrote an email to supporters this weekend outlining his version of events, surrounding his miraculous dance with death (… ).  In the email he steadfastly states that he has received, “no special treatment”, throughout this ordeal.

Throughout this matter, I have asked for no special treatment. I wanted the Massachusetts State Police to do their job, as they would in any similar case, and they have. At my request they went beyond normal procedure and released the so-called black box data, which is not ordinarily retrieved in accidents like mine.

Is this really true?  I have spoken to former high ranking members of the State Police, all who have told me that it is not routine to give a breathalyzer test by request.  If you, or I, were in a similar accident you would not be able to request a breathalyzer.  Yet, LG Murray was, and it was administration.  That certainly seems like special treatment.  Perhaps an ethics complaint would clear that up.

It is also important to remember that it wasn’t the State Police who willingly released the black box data.  That was done because of the Secretary of State siding with News organizations.

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  • That’s what you’re grasping for? He received special treatment by blowing into a tube?

    There’s plenty to go after him for, but saying its “special treatment” for taking a breath test is a reach

  • Perhaps he didn’t get special treatment. Perhaps because he is the second most influencial pol in Mass he is held to a different standard. Perhaps this is not exactly about how he is treated, but the perception that he is hiding something, particularly his cell phone records.

    I do find it interesting that the Patrick/Murray administration’s designated hardass during the last election cycle complains when the heat gets turned up. Betcha he’s a nice guy! Betcha Steve Grossman ain’t gonna step in and help.

    “Politics ain’t beanbag,” Tim!

  • I read that the Lt. Governor has brought on a high-paid consultant to help him convey his version of the truth – or to keep the lies straight. Just release the itemized cell phone bills and this whole thing will dissipate…  

  • Vote3rdpartynow

    “I have asked for no special treatment” and “At my request they went beyond normal procedure’.  They are completely contradictory!!!!!!

    And as for releasing the black box data – releasing it is not ordinary because very few cars actually have a black box from which data can be released.  This guy is a total moron!!!

  • a top ranked elected poll that couldn’t sleep taking his State vehicle out for a long ride from home at 4 o’clock in the morning, in a snowstorm at over 100 MPH, flipping it over into a hillside wall of solid stone, completetly demolishing the vehicle into oblivion, walking unscathed over to a State Trooper and nonchalantly requesting a breathalizer test?

    C’mon, Give Tim some credit! Thats some really good A-plus BS, even for a Massachusetts Democrat!

    Personnally, I would of used the Patrick Kennedy “Ambien defense” as least that explains anything rational after the “couldn’t sleep” beginning of this fable. (Though I’m not sure if that RI defense is reciprocal in MA)

  • gary

    The simplest answer is usually, the answer.

    Clearly, storm damage review in the dark is a lie.

    So why on earth would someone go blasting down 190 in the middle of the night?

    He had to make a quick visit north of Worcester and return without anyone realizing he had the time to actually go anywhere other than down the block.  Who’s he fooling? He’s trying to fool the only other person who knew he actually left the house at 4:00 a.m.: the wife.

    It’s gotta be a babe.

    “Honey, I’m going out to grab a paper and coffee.”

    Boom!  Out the door, onto 190 at 100 mph.  Arrives in Fitchburg, Leominster or some other point north.  Delivers gift, money, kiss on cheek…whatever.  Into the car and back to Worcester in the time it takes to go down the street.