The ASSociated Press has Berger Accused of Reckless Driving in Va.
Two days after he was placed on probation last month for taking classified documents, former national security adviser Sandy Berger was accused of reckless driving in Virginia by police who said he was traveling 88 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone.
On Wednesday, Berger appeared before the same federal magistrate who had sentenced him on Sept. 8 in the documents case. Deborah Robinson admonished Berger, and she will decide eventually whether to punish him further.
The traffic offense occurred while Berger, the former national security adviser to President Clinton, is on a two-year probation handed down as part of his sentence in the document case.
Berger is scheduled to appear Oct. 18 in local traffic court in Fairfax County, Va., on the reckless driving ticket.
He was stopped on Sept. 10, and two days later he informed the probation office of the U.S. District Court that he had been speeding because he was late to a meeting and was unaware of how fast he was traveling.
The probation office “reiterated to Mr. Berger” that all violations of the law and probation are taken seriously, the office said in a two-page report to the federal magistrate dated Sept. 28. Berger had been headed east on Interstate 66, a major highway into Washington.
Berger’s Sept. 8 sentencing capped a bizarre sequence of events in which he admitted to sneaking classified documents out of the National Archives in his suit, later destroying some of them in his office and then lying about it
Previously on Flap, Sandy Berger Fined for Illegaly Taking Classified Documents
Poor ol’ DOCS in the Socks!