Woodside councilwoman charged with DUI
Original post made on Apr 2, 2008
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on Apr 2, 2008 at 9:21 am
Wow...for once a public official can admit wrong doing. Good for you Ms. Hodges. Best of luck to you. Glad you did not hurt or kill anyone including yourself.
on Apr 3, 2008 at 11:25 pm
This is horrible for so many reasons. "More varities of wine at her table than she was used to"? How does that have anything to do with a grown woman's choice to get behind the wheel after drinking? Three people I know have read this statement and have all come to the same conclusion. This 'politician' is blatantly placing blame outside of herself. Curious that she spent the night where she did when any regular citizen would have spent it in far less comfortable accomidations. Not someone I would invite to any of my evening soirees less she tip the bottle a bit too much and attempt to blame her bad decisions on her host. Shame on her.
on Apr 4, 2008 at 8:19 am
It amazes me that someone can read the exact same words as someone else and come to such a radically different conclusion. I got the sense that the council woman was very remorseful and certainly not "placing blame outside of herself." There's a difference between trying to explain the hard cold facts and assigning blame. I cringe at the thought that she or anyone else who has had too much to drink might choose to drive and endanger the lives of others. But it happened, she accepted blame and she appears to be truly sorry.
Another thing: First Chance is where people who have never been stopped on a DUI are taken. It's not at all "curious" that she was taken there. Many people like her, who make a (bad) mistake but haven't been stopped before, spend the night at First Chance.