New Hampshire Lawmaker Investigated for Running Down Ducks

At least six were killed

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Police in Nashua, N.H., are investigating a report that longtime state representative David Campbell ran over several ducks with his car. He reportedly killed at least six and injured several others, the Nashua Telegraph reports.

Retired U.S. Marine officer James Murphy said he was standing outside the Crowne Plaza Hotel and had just scattered some crackers for the group of ducks milling around the parking lot. He then saw Campbell’s BMW approaching and said it barely slowed down, crushing several of the creatures.

Murphy contacted police — mostly because he was struck by Campbell’s indifference and “blatant disregard for just everyone involved.” At the time, he had no idea the driver was a state politician.

Nashua police said the investigation is still under way.

[Nashua Telegraph]

17 comments
narnia
narnia

He was driving 15 miph. He could have avoided it. He chose not too. He is only sorry because this has become news. I am a democrat. I would not vote for this a-hole!

SybilSmart
SybilSmart

It was done intentionally with no regard for anything else. He is just another self-absorbed *expletive here* that thinks hes entitled to do what he wants. His apology means absolutely nothing!

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

One does have to wonder why this was considered newsworthy enough to even be reported.  I mean, I've seen people cream squirrels, birds, cats and dogs on the road and not even slow down, and that doesn't make the news.

What, is Time picking on BMW drivers?

Okay, for that, I can understand reporting it nation-wide.   Good for Time for doing that.  The 1%'ers are getting a touch uppity, and they're generally awful drivers.  Today a family of ducks.  Tomorrow, a van full of school kids. The nation SHOULD be warned about that.

Other than that, there's really nothing else here worth reporting in a national media site.

TylerEdwards
TylerEdwards

Typical politician - soulless, lifeless, egotistical, condescending arrogant pricks.


UnniN
UnniN

Merlin 1246 does not want to pass up a single opportunity to male a political attack. When he says "typical Democrat" he is either saying that all Democrats run down ducks with their cars or that Democrats are evil marauders who do not care for any form of life…both  outlandish comments to make.

hlmelsaid
hlmelsaid

Ducks march(www.facebook.com/helmy.elsaid)

Bowen
Bowen

Why is this news worthy???

kc3908
kc3908

Sad disregard for life. Some may say it's just a duck, but still no reason to be so careless.

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

@TylerEdwardsI hate to point this out, but that pretty much describes every BMW driver I've ever seen on the road regardless of occupation.

SybilSmart
SybilSmart

It wouldnt have made any difference what was trying to cross the street. I think to show people the kind of idiots that they vote into office! He is a patetic excuse for a human being!

LauraCondon
LauraCondon

@Bowen It's newsworthy because he ran over the ducks intentionally.  It was not an accident.

AintNobodyGotTime4That
AintNobodyGotTime4That

@merlin1246 Not at all "typical democrat". Democrats are more likely to be peace loving tree hugging vege/vegan animal respecting "libruls" (I think you people are so fond of calling us?)  I think there'd better be some film or feathers on the tires... as they say, pictures or it didn't happen. But, if it did happen, then it's "under the bus with him". I don't give a damn what party you're with, that's evil and unacceptable. 

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

No, actually, the typical Democrat doesn't drive a BMW.  The typical republican does, and all owners of BMW's I've ever seen are, well, I think Tyler above said it best.

AnnMoore
AnnMoore

@DeweySayenoff

Wrong. On either side of me, my "typically liberal" (Democrat) neighbors drive BMWs. The typical republican would not drive an European auto