From the Daily News:
Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty's son, John Jr., has been cited by his supervisors a dozen times from July 2008 through last June for improperly ducking out of work, records obtained by the Daily News show.
In each case, he cited a personal "emergency," but he was unable to document the circumstances that required him to get out of work.
In a May 23 call, for example, the younger Doherty's "emergency" consisted of him saying he wouldn't be in to work because he'd "lost track of time" and his "car was down," records show.
On four other occasions, the Rudy Giuliani-appointed commissioner's 48-year-old son didn't bother calling in at all, the records show.
On top of that, the son was arrested on Feb. 11, 2007, on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
Cops pulled him over after spotting him throwing beer cans out of a car's passenger-side window, the Staten Island Advance reported.
He was issued a desk appearance ticket. Court officials said they couldn't find records of the disposition, and Doherty Jr. declined to comment.
Through all this, the younger Doherty has been able to keep his $62,000-a-year job, although his pay has been docked 14 times for a total of 128 hours during that period.