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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 06/ 5/2010

911 call of Tara O'Malley incident released

By Washington Post Editors

Baltimore police called an ambulance last week for Gov. Martin O'Malley's 18-year-old daughter out of concern for alcohol poisoning after she was found unconscious near the Inner Harbor.

Baltimore police on Friday released recordings of a 911 call and a cell phone call between a police dispatcher and Sgt. Duane Henry who responded to help Tara O'Malley last week.

NBC 4 played this excerpt from the call:

"I can't put that out on the air," Henry said to the dispatcher. "I'm not trying to have, you know, him mad at me. You feel me?" Henry asked presumably referring to the governor.

During the call, the dispatcher questioned if “alcohol poisoning” was the reason for the ambulance, and the officer responded “yes.” Tara O'Malley was treated and released from Harbor Hospital on the night of the incident. The O'Malley family released a statement last week, but did not mention whether alcohol was the cause.

--Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  | June 5, 2010; 11:41 AM ET
 
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Comments

Well, she's Irish right? They have a fondness for drinking Lol!

Posted by: willtill | June 6, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse

Ahh yes, another Leftist familial disaster. Hey Marty Babe, give algore a shout, he's been down that road before with his goofy son..

Posted by: wewintheylose | June 6, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Tara,
Don't worry. You can be hooked on coke and have a serious drinking problem and still become something in life. Just ask GW Bush.

Posted by: watchdog5 | June 6, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

This is just a blog post leftist water carrying compost? What if her last name were Palin, Bush, or Cheney? Front page, above the fold?

Posted by: wewintheylose | June 6, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

GW Bush was a coke-head drunk. Most GOP congressman are gay. Prove me wrong

Posted by: watchdog5 | June 6, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

I am glad the social conservatives attacking O'Malley have conveniently forgot about Jenna Bush being cited for her fake ID and underage boozing at UT.

That, and of course, W was a whiskey soaked mess before he decided to stop. Get off your high horse. Just another 18 year old who found out about drinking too much. Plenty of us did it and went on to not be degenerate alcoholics in adulthood.

Posted by: BurtReynolds | June 6, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

WatchDog 5

That's hilarious! But here's the question, was the young lady cited and why hasn't the press published her photo? She's at least 18 and this story is very much a "public interest" story.

Posted by: george_w_bush0 | June 6, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

WatchDog 5 wrote:

That's hilarious! But here's the question, was the young lady cited and why hasn't the press published her photo? She's at least 18 and this story is very much a "public interest" story.

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She's probably ugly as the north end of a south bound orangutan...

Posted by: willtill | June 6, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Sadly, the O'Malley family lost their dog of many years this week. She may have simply been grieving and being inexperienced with drink let it get the best of her.

I am a D but was always felt it inappropriate the way the press dogged the Bush girls in Georgetown like "college girls drinking" was a story.

Doubtful she is ugly given her genes Her father looks like a cover model for Men's Health crossed with a matiness idol for G'ds sake.

Posted by: SoCali | June 6, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Might as well dog Obama too since he did crack and Mary Jane. Who doesn't hate the Washington ComPost. The O'Malley child she was 18 got alcohol poisoning. Fair game i say.

Posted by: zcxnissan | June 6, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Those aged 18-20 are also adults and not "kids" or "teens", meaning they shouldn't be called those words. It's unfortunate that Tara O'Malley was unconscious near a popular part of Baltimore but it's good she knows better than to abuse alcohol.

Posted by: LibertyForAll | June 6, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Now that's funny libertyforall, if this was the Bush girls it would be all over the news for days instead of stuck in some obscure blog in the Washington Compost.

Posted by: zcxnissan | June 6, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

At least she didn't get in a car and attempt to drive.

Posted by: BEEPEE | June 7, 2010 1:46 AM | Report abuse

Kids all over the world do this . No big deal. Nonetheless the O'Malley's ought to get a taste of what a regular kid gets in Howard County. An alcohol citation,an opportunity then to enter a "diversion' program, community service, a caseworker, and an opportunity to spend the evening with a washed out substance abuser telling of the evils of john barleycorn and reefer madness.
Sound silly-Well it is but it's what you and I the taxpayer routinely pay for.

Posted by: canty1 | June 7, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Oh my God, an 18-year-old getting alcohol poisoning... SCANDALOUS! Back when I lived in the dorms at Virginia Tech, an ambulance would literally circle the campus on the weekends waiting for those emergency calls. Many 18-year-olds exhibit poor judgment, mainly because the way drinking is portrayed as a societal taboo in our society makes teens more inclined to binge drink... governor's daughters included.

Posted by: dajew405 | June 7, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

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