Eagle-eyed reader B.K. passes along this tidbit which we missed from late last week.
As we told you, former New York GOP congressman — and Jack Abramoff buddy — John Sweeney last week was charged with a felony DUI after he told officers who stopped his car that he was in “big trouble” and refused to take a roadside sobriety test. But later in the week, a local New York news channel reported that Sweeney’s court appearance, scheduled for last Friday, had been postponed.
Why? Reports Capital News 9:
[T]he court date was postponed at the request of [Sweeney’s] lawyer who said Sweeney plans to enter rehab.
Sweeney, who lost his House seat in 2006, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken-driving offense in November 2007. So this could be a good move.