This is not good news, no matter what part of the political spectrum you adhere to:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police say family members of state Rep. Rob Briley have asked officers to help find the Nashville Democrat because of fears that he might be suicidal.
Briley's brother says the lawmaker checked himself out of a rehabilitation center on Wednesday and was last heard from in the Memphis area late that evening.
Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron says Briley's name has been entered into the National Crime Information Center database with instructions for police to check on his well-being.
Briley was arrested last month after police said he led them on a 100 mph chase and failed a roadside sobriety test. Police said they found an empty bottles of whiskey and prescription drugs in Briley's car.
This may not be just about the DUI, but some rather juicy tidbits that are making their way to the public's notice.
I'd have to agree with Hobbs, that if true, this is an "ethical black hole" that Briley has gotten himself into.
But the suicide angle ... well, I think we've seen quite enough of that sort of thing lately, if you know what I mean. I'm hoping he is found and it turns out alright.