As reported in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, two Philadelphia city council staffers were fired after both were charged with DUI stemming from the same Saturday morning incident. Initially, council receptionist, Robin Jones, crashed a city owned Chevy Cobalt into the front of a building on 13th and Hamilton Streets at 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. In what can only be described as what seemed like a good idea at the time, Jones called Philadelphia Sergeant-In-Arms, Rodney Williams, to pick her up. Apparently Williams was at the same party Jones was and arrived at 13th and Hamilton in a city owned 1998 Ford Explorer, “visibly intoxicated.” Unfortunately for Williams and Jones, two Philadelphia cops in city owned vehicles who were not intoxicated got to the scene first and charged both Jones and Williams with DUI.
In a late entry to the captain obvious statement of the year, City Council President, Darrell Clarke, stated “I’m going to lock those keys up.” I guess that is a start President Clarke.