DFL Party director arrested on DWI

  • Article by: RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 17, 2012 - 9:48 PM

Police said Corey Day hit two parked cars while driving drunk in Mpls.

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obamafone4meDec. 17, 12 9:58 PM

It happens. Doesn't matter what your party affiliation is.

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groover6Dec. 17, 1210:11 PM

This guy has a great future in the DFL!! He can do whatever he wants on his own time.

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zekefaxDec. 18, 1212:02 AM

He needs to get his drinking under control or his future will include losing his license, or severly injuring or killing someone else or himself. A repeat offender, he should be forced to get his act under control and the DFL should take part in seeing that he follows the plan. (Drunks don't usually make superior employees). Perhaps then he can have a great political future. Drinking to excess and driving is illegal even if you are not on the job!

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sadie23Dec. 18, 12 8:36 AM

The state GOP'es have been hard pressed to find someone to sharpen their claws on while at the same time diverting attention from their $200,000 taxpayer funded legal mess. Mr. Day could be the new GOP scratching post.

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varthlokkurDec. 18, 12 9:10 AM

Is it to much to have our political leaders set an example on how to behave? How about a new rule where if you break a law you are fired. It's simple, and it force all politicians to behave.

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sek2undrstndDec. 18, 1210:17 AM

posted by varthlokkur "How about a new rule where if you break a law you are fired." ....... So if a person is ticketed for speeding, should they be fired? What if a person is ticketed for jay-walking? Or parking over their allotted time in metered parking spot? I think we have the ability to look at each case and judge each one based upon the situation and come to a thoughtful and reasonable response which holds them accountable for their actions.

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oleprofessorDec. 18, 1210:51 AM

These are the high standards of the DFL. "The party does not routinely run criminal background checks on employees, nor does he specifically ask about arrest records during the interview process, he said."

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chavistaDec. 18, 1210:56 AM

zekefax Dec. 18, 12 12:02 AM - "(Drunks don't usually make superior employees)" **** There's no other way to say this, but you're wrong! "Drunks" as you call them are generally more intelligent, harder working, and in many cases more successful than the population. Yes, some of them end up on the streets in the gutter, but how many of them are "All Pro", MVP, leaders in industry, medicine, science, and other professions. It's apparent that Corey Day has three choices. He can face "lock up" for committing a future crime brought on by his alcoholism; he can face "cover up" meaning he'll die from his alcoholism unless he seeks help, or he can "sober up" in which case he can be a productive citizen. I also believe that the DFL has to lay down some rules, including that Corey Day admit himself immediately to a drug treatment program and then maintain abstinence in order to remain in his position. By doing this, the DFL will continue to have a very productive employee and probably assist in saving his life.

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circleoflifeDec. 18, 1211:43 AM

sek2undrstnd - If they are law makers or law enforcement, they absolutely should be fired. If you drove for a living and were arrested for DWI, you would be fired.

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garagewineDec. 18, 1212:01 PM

"Is it to much to have our political leaders set an example on how to behave?"---Why would you look to political leaders for examples of how to behave? Do as I say, not as I do.

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