AG Candidate Kathleen Rice Admits She Tried Cocaine and Marijuana

By Ben Fractenberg on August 4, 2010 10:10am 

Attorney general candidate  Kathleen Rice admitted to using cocaine and marijuana in her college years.
Attorney general candidate Kathleen Rice admitted to using cocaine and marijuana in her college years.
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Kathleen Rice's Campaign

By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — New York Attorney general candidate Kathleen Rice admitted to using cocaine and marijuana in her youth, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

Rice, 45, who has cracked down on drug dealers as the current Nassau County district attorney and who is now seeking to become the state's top law enforcement officer, said she used the illegal substances when she was in her 20s in college.

"It was one of those stupid things that people do in their life and you regret and you move on," Rice told the News. "I've seen too much, and too close up, the damage they do to communities and families and public safety.”

Rice also told the paper she supported a law requiring a mechanism in the cars of convicted drunk drivers that can detect alcohol on their breath.

She said she would also support making the device mandatory for all drivers.

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