According to recent Rice County Jail Inmate Registry Records, a prominent South Metro mayor was arrested last night on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated. The public servant was pulled over on County Road 71 about 1.5 miles off I-35 after a Sheriff’s deputy observed their car cross both the center line and fog line more than once after they pulled out of the parking lot of a well known bar in Millersburg, MN.
You can view a preliminary copy of the report provided to Lazy Lightning by the Rice County Sheriff’s office this morning. Here are some key passages:
On Sunday March 31, 2013, at 2:29 A.M., a deputy was patrolling Millersburg Rd. when he attempted to pull over a white sedan for a traffic violation. The driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. The deputy followed the car east on Millersburg Road onto the I-35 ramp with speeds reaching 100+ miles per hour.
The suspect immediately identified themselves as a mayor of a neighboring community and made numerous requests for immunity followed by demands for a police escort to their home.
It’s good to know that the Rice County Sheriff’s Office is not simply allowing the Mayor to walk away from such egregious felonies with a slap. Many thanks go out to their office for not only immediately notifying the public but also their professionalism. On a personal note, I am disappointed in the Mayor and hope they are immediately removed from office following the felony charges.
What do you think about this one? Are you ashamed this person is your mayor? Do you believe the other members of the City Council will approve their immediate dismissal or do you you think they’ll let the Mayor continue on until sentencing? Are you surprised they believed they would get off by announcing they were a public servant? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts especially if it took you this long to realize this is yet another yearly April Fool’s post.