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Rep. Bachmann Arrested for DUI in Colorado

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.

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33 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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