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Thu Nov 6, 2014, 05:18 PM

Former senator stripped of investiture after drunk-driving incident

Former senator stripped of investiture after drunk-driving incident
Nov 5, 2014 posted by David Wing



Former Senator Eduardo Merlano was officially stripped of his investiture by Colombia’s State Council on Wednesday after he had been caught driving under the influence.

The loss of investiture is due to an incident in Barranquilla on 13 May, 2012 when Merlano refused to take a sobriety test after police suspected him of driving under the influence.

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“I am a Senator of the Republic, 50,000 votes. 50,000 people voted for me and you are going to disrespect me?” he was caught on video saying.

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The coalition senator, a member of President Juan Manuel Santos’ U Party, is not the first of his family to run into trouble with the law; His father, former Senator Jairo Merlano is in prison for using paramilitary death squads to coerce voters into voting for him.

http://colombiareports.co/former-colombia-senator-stripped/

(Beats workin', doesn't it?)

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