Dem Legislative Candidate sentenced to jail last year because he didn’t honor his “Duty to Drive with Due Care?”

Dems were apparently looking for rough and tumble people to take over for placeholders this year. Because it sounds like they came up with a “bad boy” who was sentenced to hard time in the grey bar hotel last year because he wasn’t about to honor his “duty to drive with due care.”

Eric Bliss of Huron was named by Democrats this week to take over for Chuck Groth who withdrew from the Democrat’s State Senate Race in District 22.  Noted in local papers as a Cellist, this Democrat also has a record, and earned a rep as the bad boy of the strings while he was in the vicinity of Lakefield, Minnesota last year:

Bliss, Eric B., Huron, S.D., duty to drive with due care, $150, ten days local confinement, one year unsupervised probation.

Read that here.

Jeez. How do you get sentenced to jail* (the paper says he was sentenced to jail, but, he may have avoided it) in Minnesota for nearly 2 weeks, and put on probation for a year for failing to perform your “Duty to drive with Due Care?” According to Minnesota State Law..


Subdivision 1.Duty to drive with due care. No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions. Every driver is responsible for becoming and remaining aware of the actual and potential hazards then existing on the highway and must use due care in operating a vehicle. In every event speed shall be so restricted as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.

Read it here.

Bad to the bone.

12 Replies to “Dem Legislative Candidate sentenced to jail last year because he didn’t honor his “Duty to Drive with Due Care?””

  1. Anonymous

    Good lord. Get your facts straight. Use that handy link on your employers website (Ledermans) that directs you to Minnesota’s court records. He never was “thrown” in jail for 2 weeks. That sentence was suspended as long as he followed probation. Also, calling someone a “bad boy” because of speeding? Give me a break. Top notch reporting here!

    1. Pat Powers Post author

      I don’t necessarily fact check things that have made it in the paper. I suggest you should direct your comments to those that reported it. Regardless, that link at the bail bond company doesn’t work, but you’d know that if you’d actually clicked on it.

      Regardless, as Troy noted, we’re just following Herseth’s lead.

      And obviously you left your sense of humor at home, choosing to wear your grumpy pants today. You should turn that frown upside down.

      (Seriously, I’m going to have to start labeling pieces as humor for the slow people again…)

  2. Cliff Hadley

    Couldn’t place him at first, but yes, Eric is a fine musician. Don’t know about the speeding stuff. Sen. White is pleased Mr. Bliss has stepped up to challenge him. Should be fun.

  3. Troy Jones

    Two comments:

    1) But by the grace of God, there go I.

    2) Anonymous 4:19, but Democrats think speeding is grounds for disqualification from office. Stephanie Herseth spent a good chunk of her ad budget against Kristi Noem asserting speeding was grounds to deny Noem office. Pat is just holding you to your own standard.

    1. Anonymous

      Does Stephie think being a serial liar like Clinton disqualifies her to be president? I think not. Double standard again.

  4. mhs

    This law is The MN version of SD’s “over-driving road conditions” law, a bit of pure BS that lets a cop give you a ticket if you’re within the posted speed limit, but, he thinks that you’re going a bit too fast for that 1/8 inch of powder snow on the road.

    Probably got pulled over by the MN thought police on 494 for driving in the passing lane rather than dutifully creeping along behind the rest of the brainwashed masses.