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US Rep. Tim Ryan cleared of improper conduct in intoxication charge

Published: Thu, December 20, 2012 @ 4:38 p.m.

A U.S. House Ethics Committee investigation into a dismissed public-intoxication charge against U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has cleared the congressman of any improper conduct.

The committee launched the inquiring on Dec. 19, 15 days after a Lexington, Va., judge dismissed the charge.

The committee unanimously determined that a review by an investigative subcommittee into the matter is not required and considers the case closed.

Ryan of Niles, D-17th, recently called the citation “garbage,” and that he wasn’t intoxicated when charged by police in Lexington on Aug. 25.

For the complete story, read Friday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


1Ytownnative(1036 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Of course he did
He's a democrat if he was a republican they would be calling for his head on a platter

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2uselesseater(229 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Another drunken bum in office.

Where's the sobriety test or did he refuse to take one? Blood analysis?

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3Ytownnative(1036 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

The penalties for refusing any breath test are for us commoners

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4IslandMike(752 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago


Get the FACTS. No one has to submit to any field sobriety tests, even if they're operating a motor vehicle. You MUST submit to a breathalizer if you are asked by a law enforcement officer if he stops you when you're DRIVING, which Ryan was NOT. The House Ethics Committee is made up of 5 Democrats and 5 republicans and is Chaired by a Republican. Now go get a tissue and cry.

HILLARY 2016!!

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5sunshine6190(1 comment)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

U.S. House Ethics Committee dismissed public-intoxication charge.... Now why would this be any sort of suprising to anybody? We have such a wonderful congressman, that does so much, he could never do any wrong?!?!?!?!?!?

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6Ytownnative(1036 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Laws are for the poor people and peons.

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7Knightcap(699 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Isn't that Litlle Timmie who jumps over the boat to save that keg of Jameson in that whiskey commercial.

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8rickking123(292 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

IslandMikey doesn't know what he is talking about. You do not have to submit to a breathalizer if a police officer asks you to take one. Now Mikey go back to watching your flat screen TV before you give out any more bad legal advice.

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9IslandMike(752 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

ricking is ALMOST correct. You do NOT have to submit to a breathalyzer, but you then lose tour license for a minimum of one year. So yes, you DO have to take the breathalyzer or face the penalty, but you CAN refuse the field sobriety tests without any consequences!! Now Ricky, get off Santa's lap, you've been sitting there too long!

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10TB(1167 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Guilty until proven innocent here at vindy.com. alp these armchair lawyers need to go ahead and get their real law degrees...maybe make some money at it guys

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11rickking123(292 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

No islandMIkey, you never rmentioned anything about an administrative license suspension in your original post. You only said that you MUST SUBMIT to a breathalyzer and that was completely WRONG. Unlike you I knew about the ALS. So save the legal advice for yourself and spare the rest of us.

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12uselesseater(229 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Where's the police account of the incident or original story?

Pretty stupid and obvious on Ryan's part of being drunk to be citied for walking around while drunk. Police don't usually bother folks for such things unless the perp is majorly out of control or being a problem otherwise.

Police tend not to bother people even after that, especially when they are an elected "official".

So almost certainly Ryan was blitzed and acting irrational in a big way.

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13TB(1167 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

Despite the facts dismissal of charges. Glad to know where you stand.

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