This morning’s Boston Herald features the tale of one 42-year-old Gregory Belliveau, who has been convicted of driving drunk for the fifth time. He was to be sentenced last week, but things were delayed when his lawyer rather inconsiderately up and died the day before.
Mr. Belliveau was arrested in May, 2004, after… well, I really can’t sum it up better than the Herald reporter did:
According to court papers, Belliveau was speeding on a Charlestown Navy Yard pedestrian pier the evening of May 19, 2004, when he climbed out of his car with an open can of Budweiser beer and started urinating on a park bench in front of commuters stepping off a ferry and children taking sailing lessons.
When a bystander tried to stop Belliveau from driving away, Belliveau crashed into a cement gate. He tried to flee on foot, but was apparently weighed down by the beer he tried to take with him and was arrested.
The maximum penalty he can get is five years in prison. Fortunately for the rest of us, he was arrested for a SIXTH offense during his trial, and he’s yet to be tried for that one. If there’s any justice, he’ll end up locked up for a long, long time.
But again, this is Massachusetts. He might end getting elected to the state legislature.
Hell, some day he might even be the Commonwealth’s Senior Senator.