Those Crazy Bush’s:…

Jeb Bush’s son arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest

John Ellis Bush, the youngest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was arrested early Friday and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, law enforcement officials in Texas said.

The 21-year-old nephew of President Bush was arrested by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission at 2:30 a.m. Friday on a corner of Austin’s Sixth Street bar district, said spokesman Roger Wade. John Ellis Bush was released on $2,500 bond for resisting arrest, and on a personal recognizance bond for the public intoxication charge, officials said.

Alia Faraj, the spokeswoman for Jeb Bush said the incident “is a personal family matter” which the governor and his wife “are dealing with privately.” Gov. Bush and his wife Columba appeared Friday evening at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida for a reception. The governor said it was not an appropriate time to discuss specifics of the incident.

“My son’s doing fine. It’s a private matter. We will support him. We’re sad for him. But I’m not going to discuss it on the public square with 30 cameras,” the governor said at the downtown Miami event.

Capt. David Ferrero of the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission told Miami television station WSVN that the younger Bush “received a small cut on his chin when he was resisting and he was treated and released from the hospital.” A staffer answering phones at the commission’s offices later Friday evening said he had no information about John Ellis Bush being injured during the incident.

It’s not the first time Florida’s first family has experienced legal problems with one of their children.

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He must have learned it from those crazy cousins of his. You know I bet a Bush family barbeque is one rootin’-tootin’, whiskey drinking, kickass affair. Or better yet, once all of the Bush’s are out of public office I’m thinking reality show entitled Simply Bush: Adventures with the Great American Family‘. Oh yeah, that’s got emmy written all over it, Osbournes each your heart out.

1 Comment so far

  1. Bob (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 2:37 pm

    This is nobody’s business! As an elected official, Jeb is fair game. I’ll even go as far to say that his wife is as well. But leave his kids alone. He was drunk, at a bar, big deal. Now if he strangled a swan, that would be another story.

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