In a profile that also documented O’Rourke’s involvement in a hacker group, Reuters reported:
“it’s unclear whether the United States is ready for a presidential contender who, as a teenager, stole long-distance phone service for his dial-up modem, wrote a murder fantasy in which the narrator drives over children on the street, and mused about a society without money.”
In writings that Reuters says still exist online, O’Rourke reportedly fantasized about
“toppling the government,” but doubted that “the masses would support such a radical move at this time.”
O’Rourke also reportedly wrote about murdering children by running them over with a car.
“One day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street,” O’Rourke wrote. “They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles …This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.”
“As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two,” O’Rourke continued. “I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.”
The disturbing writings are just the latest in a long line of stories about O’Rourke that center around his driving.
On the night of his 26th birthday, O’Rourke hit another vehicle while he was driving drunk. O’Rourke claimed that he only had two beers, which The Washington Post has disputed:
When O’Rourke blew into a breathalyzer, the results were a blood alcohol content of 0.136 and 0.134. The legal state limit in Texas at the time was 0.10; a year later, it was lowered to 0.08. With a blood alcohol level of between 0.130 and 0.159, a person experiences “gross motor impairment and lack of physical control. Blurred vision and major loss of balance. Euphoria is reducing and beginning dysphoria (a state of feeling unwell).” For a male of 190 pounds, O’Rourke’s weight as listed in the police report, that blood alcohol concentration is reached after six drinks.
A reporter who was near the scene of the accident had to physically stop O’Rourke from fleeing the scene, which is documented in a police report of the incident.
O’Rourke then repeatedly lied about the incident during his failed Senate run in Texas last year against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) — regarding which The Post give him “Four Pinocchios” in its “fact check.”
Also during his failed campaign last year, O’Rourke posted strange videos to his Twitter account in which he filmed himself talking to the camera while operating the vehicle he was driving.
An article from The American Council On Science And Health titled “Please, Beto O’Rourke, Drive Safely,” slammed O’Rourke for his reckless driving.