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Economic development official allegedly found sitting in car drunk

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Michael Tucker, president of the Center for Economic Growth, was arrested Friday night after he was allegedly found drunk in his car in the parking lot of Stuyvesant Plaza. Guilderland police charged Tucker, 58, with aggravated driving while intoxicated and first offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. His attorney, E. Stewart Jones, maintains that Tucker had been in his car only to charge his cellphone. According to an arrest report, Officer Joseph Toroski was ...

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May 8, 2013
8:57 a.m.

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“The car was on, but the car was not moving,” said Jones. “But having said that, it’s Michael’s intention to work with the legal system to resolve this fairly and reasonably and to accept the consequences of his conduct. The car was not moving, so no harm, no foul. There was no action, no injury and no one was placed in harm’s way.”....Why is this phrase "Having said that" being used with a form of acceptance when admitting a criminal act? These catch phrases need to be omitted from our lexicon when the mean absolutely nothing of merit.