Friday, September 28, 2007

Sabini charged with D.W.I.

Albany: State Senator Accused of D.W.I.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

State Sen. John D. Sabini was arrested early yesterday and charged with driving while intoxicated after he failed to signal a turn and drove down the center of an Albany street, the police said. Mr. Sabini, 50, a Queens Democrat, was pulled over shortly after 1 a.m. after an officer saw his car make the turn, a police spokesman, Detective James Miller, said. Mr. Sabini failed several field sobriety tests and twice refused to take a breath test, Detective Miller said. Calls to Mr. Sabini’s office were not immediately returned last night.

From the NY Post:

"He had an odor of alcohol beverage on him, had slurred speech, had glassy and red eyes and impaired motor skills," Miller said.

Sabini, a former city councilman, represents parts of Corona, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Woodside. He was given an Oct. 4 arraignment date in Albany City Court.


Glad to see he's continuing a proud Queens tradition.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Someone really needs to ban Queens politicians from drinking. Between Pinky and this guy...

Anonymous said...

Yeah but Sabini was charged with a misdemeanor. Pinky was charged with multiple felony counts.

Anonymous said...

Yeah and Sabini didn't hurt anyone, while Pinky alleged beat the crap out of and raped a grandmother in his office.

Anonymous said...

Drunks, crooks, canoodlers, rapists,
suicides in the face of scandal (Manes).....
quite a legacy indeed.....
all setting a "fine" example for the citizens
of our great republic!

Sounds more like a prison population.....
b-r-r-r.....leaves me cold
knowing they're in government !

Maybe we should empty our jails
and run the inmates for office.......
Parkside can run their campaigns!

Anonymous said...

What a shame!

Born and raised in Jackson Heights and too foolish not to phone for a cab ride.

In no way is Sabini following in the steps of Manes and Pinky. This is his first time, and you brand him already. Cowards.

Be real: How come you're not screaming about the village idiot destroying America and planet earch.

Huhn, easy to take on Sabini, but not the village idiot.

Grow up!!

Anonymous said...

anyone here ever try to catch a cab in Albany? There's no street pick-up, which makes it impossible if you don't have the number of a car service.

Hiram Montserrate said...

Where was he coming from? Where was he going?

georgetheatheist said...

["Oh pity the poor, poor Zippedy!
For he can eat nothing but Greli.
A plant that grows in New Caladonie
While the Zippedy lives in New Delhi! - Shel Silverstein]

Oh pity the poor, poor Sabinini!
For he can drink nothing but Rotgut.
Whose vine up grows in Albany's woes
And the Sabinini lives in a Queens Craphut!

[Hubris? Or a cri de coeur?

The higher they rise, the harder they fall.

I mean really, how many times can you cut ribbons with oversized cardboard scissors, pass out little made-in-China American flags at Senior Centers, and wear a hardhat at the umpteenth ground-breaking WITHOUT going stark, raving bonkers? No matter how much the gig paid, I might hit the bottle too!]

Anonymous said...

As anybody who has been to Legends on 35th Avenue can tell you, this was bound to happen. The guy has a drinking problem. And now he has a criminal problem. Looks like Monserrate will be the next State Senator from Jackson Heights. Thanks Sabini!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it sad that their favorite watering holes are known throughout their communities? Everyone knew where this guy drank, and everyone knew where Pinky drank, which is basically every bar within a 5 mile radius of his house.

Anonymous said...

"Be real: How come you're not screaming about the village idiot destroying America and planet earch."


What planet is earch? You sound like a little prissy idiot.

Taxpayer said...

Sabini,

Where was Gallagher? Front or back seat? Passed out?

Was he with an elderly woman?

Jake said...

At least he's not a violent sexual predator like another elected official in Queens.

verdi said...

If he can't hold his liquor.....
he shouldn't hold office !

Anonymous said...

That drunk is a skunk.

So....this is "his first time"....eh.

Maybe it's the first time he got caught !

Anonymous said...

Sabini could have asked
Toby (the troll) Stavisky for a lift .

Or maybe she wasn't in Albany that night.

Anonymous said...

Queens is starting to look like Jersey City.....
famed home of low life politicos.....
not to mention corruption!

Anonymous said...

Sabini ought to stay sober-ini !

Anonymous said...

This might not be the least of his personality issues.

He may have other issues closeted.

Anonymous said...

These Queens politicians are certainly making a story (and a joke) of themselves.

Quite the contrast to the demi-god status given to them by Gery and Vicky and Tony and Roz and Roger.

Anonymous said...

"Closeted".....oh yeah......
do you mean "Sabini the queenie"?

Anonymous said...

Infantile asshole! The previous poster is obviously an immature homophobe!

Anonymous said...

It was just a tongue-in-cheek question. (Oops, that sounds kind of risque too!)

Anonymous said...

"Infantile asshole"....I'm actually tri-sexual......
go figure that one out!

Anonymous said...

I don't really care about your sexuality, or what you do in your personal matters. You'll find out that most normal, mature people don't care either.

Anonymous said...

You have to wonder then, why gay people flaunt their business all over the Village on a constant basis and even hold a parade each year to celebrate their proclivities.

Connie R said...

Maybe he's being set up?

I've known John Sabini for more than 25 years now. There is no one more dedicated to his job and to his constituency. I am glad he wasn't hurt and that he didn't hurt anyone.

As far as his personal life is concerned, it is just that - it is HIS PERSONAL LIFE. None of my business, none of your business.

Anonymous said...

I don't give a fig leaf about Sabini's
sexual preferences......"Mr. Mature Adult".

But a DRUNK IS A DRUNK....period.

Anonymous said...

When any man or woman
decides to hold public office....
he or she can expect that their private lives
cease to exist!

All's fair in love war and politics!

Anonymous said...

So maybe John moonlights
at Haagen Dasz packing fudge-ripple.
Who cares as long as he gets up early
and does his day job well.

Anonymous said...

Correction:
I believe it's spelled Hagen Dazs.....no ?

Anonymous said...

H-m-m-m....."infantile asshole".
Now the use of that phrase
sure sounds to me like a "mature" person is speaking.

In your sophomore year...maybe...sonny?

Anonymous said...

Well, the Queens Gazette has not editorialized about our drunken friend's predicament. How 'bout the other community rags? Or are they afraid to loose his "greetings it's Groundhog Day etc. advertising"?

Queens Crapper said...

Hey now, Sabini took out 2 Columbus Day ads...

Columbus Day 1

Columbus Day 2

Big spender...