A key rainmaker in minor party politics got nabbed for allegedly driving with a snoot full Tom Connolly has been the number two guy in the Indy Party for years. I first met him when I was in a statewide primary in 2000 for the party nomination for US Senate.
I helped him get active and he was instrumental in me winning Rensselaer County by a lopsided margin.
Tom is well known in the North Country to many GOP pols here, and frankly, while I don't excuse DWI, I don't take solace in seeing someone nabbed and publicized because they have a link to public life.
Come on, if an editor at the T-U got nabbed it wouldn't be news.
Independence Party vice chair faces DWI in North Greenbush - Times Union