Law Student Accused of DWI Had Criticized Drunken Driver in Fiancée’s Death
A law student who criticized the sentence for a drunken driver responsible for his fiancée’s death has himself been charged with drunken driving.
Adam Lawrence Doyle had said the maximum 69-month sentence for the drunken driver accused in his fiancée’s April death was too light, calling it “ridiculous.” Now Doyle, a part-time staffer for U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota, has been arrested for allegedly driving with a blood-alcohol level of .23 percent, nearly three times the legal limit, the Pioneer Press (reg. req.) reports.
Doyle was released on $12,000 bail, the Star Tribune reports. He is a student at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
A statement by Coleman said Doyle will need to take responsibility for his actions. “Over the past year, Adam has undergone enormous personal tragedy, and while we all sympathize with his loss, his actions this weekend were inexcusable,” the statement said. “At the same time, everybody makes mistakes, and I will be there to support him going forward.”
A hat tip to Blogonaut, which posted the Star Tribune story.