Council President Darrell Clarke says that after two Council staffers were arrested for drunk driving in city vehicles, he’s going to put new restrictions on Council’s pool cars.
“I’m going to lock the keys up,” Clarke said at a press conference this afternoon.
Clarke has already fired the two Council staffers charged with illegal activity over the weekend. Council receptionist Robin Jones, 50, was charged with DUI after she drove a city-owned 2008 Chevy Cobalt into a building at about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. While at the scene, she called sergeant-at-arms Rodney Williams, 42, who showed up “visibly intoxicated” in a city-owned 1997 Ford Explorer, police said. Williams was hit with a DUI charge also.
The duo had no permission to take out the vehicles, part of the three-car pool for the members and staffers in the Democratic majority on Council, Clarke said. Council staffers who want to use the cars are supposed to submit a request in writing for approval. The receptionist charged with handing out the keys to an approved list of staffers and Council members was not in the office Friday and gave that responsibility to Williams, Clarke said.