FORT COLLINS, Co.— Michele Bachmann, Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Fort Collins, Colorado for driving under the influence of a controlled substance. After reportedly running a red light and failing multiple sobriety tests, Bachmann was taken into custody and booked at the Fort Collins jail. She was released at 5 a.m. on $1,000 bail.
According to a source familiar with the situation, Rep. Bachmann was spending the holidays with her family in Colorado, and decided to indulge in cannabis consumption, following the state’s legalization of the drug on January 1st. Bachmann readily admitted to arresting officers that she had consumed marijuana that evening, but claimed that she did not know that it was illegal to drive under the influence.
Under Colorado law, drivers caught with 5 nanograms of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, in their bloodstream are considered too stoned to drive and are ticketed similarly to a person who was considered too drunk to drive. Sources indicated that Bachmann was “well above” the legal limit at the time of her arrest.
Bachmann has taken full responsibility for her actions and Tuesday evening issued a statement:
“I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this predicament. I made a mistake for which I apologize to my family, my constituents and any others who have put their trust in me. I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter.”
Well-known for her staunch advocacy of social conservatism, Bachmann’s views are less draconian on marijuana. In 2011, when asked about legalization of medical marijuana, Bachmann responded, “I don’t know if that’s something the federal government can weigh in on or not. I don’t know. I agree with state’s rights too, but I’m not sure if that’s something that has federal implications or not. I haven’t thought it through.”
The next court date in the case has not yet been scheduled. Rep. Bachmann’s office declined comment.
She did not know the law LOL we know she is an ignorant twit.
This was a sponsored post in my Facebook feed. Please, please, please…no more bad imitations of The Onion. The reason people get confused by these posts is, the people writing them don’t know how to write them. They think it’s funny just to claim Bachmann smoked pot. Satire requires more work than that — more subtlety, more perceptiveness, more layering. Go read some Swift, some Mencken, more Twain, and the first five years of National Lampoon magazine and then try again.
This is right out of the republican playbook. Funny how right wingers don’t like it when someone fights fire with fire. This is exactly how Bachmann spread misinformation about Obama not being born in the US. HaHa! Well played sir! Give that witch a dose of her own medicine.
Priceless. She never thinks anything through because she’s ill-equipped to think. She’s just another pathetic air head.
all kidding a side she can deep throat a 12″ corn dog lol
Who gives a shit. You liberal bitchs need to be butt banged by black monkey footballers
One of her campaign managers just pleaded guilty to misuse of campaign funds and coordinating her message with PACs so she probably is drinking excessively now that the feds are a little.closer.to putting her behind bars. She deserves to be in jail for all her trash talking.
Fuck you and your phony bullshit, Newslo. You do more damage to the discourse in this country than lying liars like Bachmann do. Personally, I would like to see this satire crap banned altogether unless it is made perfectly clear several times within the post that it is, in fact, satire.
I also think you should be sued for slander. Maybe that’s just me.
And before you trolls have a go at me….. I *do* have a sense of humor. This shit isn’t funny.
This woman’s try to get everybody to believe that she was so religious. Ho I’m sorry Michele maybe it was Holy wine 😉
The devil made me do it.
Yep, that’s just you.
Absolutely this is NOT satire. It’s just making something up that could be true, but -oh! – isn’t. Why is this even remotely considered “humor?”
even though this story is false, I must ask.. what difference, at this point, does it make??
it’s not like she drove off a bridge and killed someone while under the influence, then was never charged for it.
god says michelle Bachmann proves that theres enough idiots that are registered to vote to put mivhelle Bachmann into office.
This Stupid bitch shouldn’t have been bailed. She deserves to be in Prison.
Holy weed ain’t that Danny you go girl keep preaching the good word of the gop LOL
Yogi, say it ain’t so !!!
The internet is becoming infested with weak imitations of The Onion. One is The Daily Currant, another is this one. The perpetrators of Newslo are clearly amateurs, devoid of skill, talent or understanding of what is meant by “satire.” Mr. Penhollow says it perfectly.
I found it on no other news channel. I will bet it is a political parody.
michele bachmann hate anything that BLACK, so sad in this day and time! white trash !
What’s missing in this “satire” is humor. This is just making things up and posting them, trying to get hits. Bravo.
This is just to funny. Proves she like the rest of us. 99.9 of the pot heads I know are Democrate, guess things are changing. Who, watch out. I think she should run agian now that she is cool. Just think.
I smell a fish. A stinky one.
Wash that thing.
I mean Gross!
Shame, shame! Does Marcus know you swallowed on that big? (see photo)
None of their stuff is true. How do you get away with spreading false rumors about anybody you damn well please? Oh now I remember you are all a bunch of pedophiles who work at Newslo.
It’s a crock. http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20140108/NEWS01/301080058
I hope you get sued for slander, and stupidity.
Isn’t she dead yet? Damn…
Michelle Bachman IS NOT a Republican congresswoman from Minnesota having not run for reelection she gave up her seat with the swearing in of the new Congress in January of 2015.
Put that in your FACT button and smoke it.
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