I certainly wouldn't defend someone simply because they are a democrat.
Don't be ridiculous.
All I said was that perhaps in this particular case
they were unable to prove
that the driver had been drinking.
U say that after accusing ME
of being ridiculous ??
If the driver is RIGHT THERE, together with the police,
then how can thay POSSIBLY
not be able to prove that he had been drinking,
unless he was really innocent
If it were true that thay coud not prove that people had been drinking,
then no one
woud have ever been convicted and jailed for drunken driving.
I recall reading somewhere that field sobriety tests
didn't really get standardized until the late 70s or early 80s.
They certainly didn't have breathalyzers and that sort of thing
to determine whether someone had been drinking.
The breathalyser was invented in 1954.
From Mystery Man 's link:
"The rumor about alcohol being involved by either party,
especially the truck driver, is incorrect," said Jerome O. Herlihy,
a Delaware Superior Court judge who was chief deputy attorney general
and worked with crash investigators in 1972.
"If it were some part of a cause of the accident,
there would have been a charge, simply because
if you're driving under the influence and kill someone
in the process -- whether it's the wife of a U.S. senator or anybody else --
there's going to be a charge," he said.
Herlihy said investigators discussed several possible causes for the crash,
including that Biden's first wife, Neilia, turned her head and didn't see the
oncoming truck as she exited the intersection of Limestone and Valley roads on Dec. 18, 1972.
It seems that Biden recklessly or
knowingly defamed the innocent truckdriver.