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Clinton Adviser In Drunk Driving Bust

Ex-White House aide Sidney Blumenthal nabbed in New Hampshire

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Clinton Adviser In Drunk Driving Bust

JANUARY 12--Sidney Blumenthal, a senior Hillary Clinton campaign adviser and former White House aide to President Bill Clinton, was arrested this week for drunk driving in New Hampshire, one day before the state's presidential primary.

Blumenthal, 59, was popped by Nashua cops after his rented Buick was pulled over for speeding. When Blumenthal, pictured in the Nashua Police Department mug shot at left, showed signs of intoxication, a cop gave him a field sobriety test, which the Clinton operative failed. Blumenthal, who declined to take a Breathalyzer test, was booked into the Nashua lockup on an aggravated DWI charge.

The misdemeanor rap is considered "aggravated" because Blumenthal was speeding when his vehicle was stopped Monday at 12:30 AM. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Nashua District Court on January 31. (1 page)