A New York Democrat lawmaker has been captured on video screaming at the top of her lungs at a police officer, desperately begging, hysterically shouting that she doesn’t “feel safe” and staggering as if she’s about to collapse onto the ground – all because she received a speeding ticket for driving 13 miles per hour too fast.
County legislator Jennifer Schwartz Berky, a New York Democrat who represents the city of Kingston, is up for re-election in six days.
So it’s perhaps unfortunate timing for Berky that a video of her total roadside meltdown, which happened in May, was recently released by the Town of Ulster Town Board following several freedom-of-information requests . . .
Ulster Police Officer Gary Short asked Berky if she needed medical attention and whether he should call an ambulance. But she didn’t appear to accept his offer.
He also offered to write Berky a ticket for only a non-moving violation – failure to wear her seat-belt, a lesser offense than speeding – even though he appeared to have acknowledged she had been wearing her seat-belt. But Berky refused. So he wrote up the speeding ticket. (Read more from “Watch Democrat Lawmaker’s Meltdown Over Speeding Ticket” HERE)