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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Sunday alcohol sales campaign manager charged with drunken driving"

So reports Tony Cook this afternoon in the Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:

Megan Robertson, the Republican political operative who was hired to run the campaign to legalize Sunday carryout alcohol sales, is facing drunken driving charges after police say her vehicle crashed into a Near Eastside fast food restaurant on Christmas Eve. [ILB emphasis]

Robertson, 32, lost control of her Chevrolet Equinox and struck a Hardee's restaurant at 921 E. Washington St., according to a probable cause affidavit. Robertson told police she was on her way home from a Fountain Square bar at about 1 a.m. after drinking two beers.

A breathalyzer test later showed she had a blood alcohol content of 0.168 percent, the affidavit said. That is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent for driving in Indiana. * * *

Robertson was hired late last year to help run the campaign to repeal Indiana's ban on Sunday alcohol sales at grocery, liquor, convenience and drug stores. The campaign is being led by Hoosiers for Sunday Sales, a coalition of national grocery chains and business groups such as the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Robertson earlier headed Freedom Indiana which last session led the fight against a constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage.

A long post at the blog Advance Indiana includes: "Robertson has a string of prior traffic arrests for speeding, failure to wear a seat belt and operating a vehicle while her driver's license was suspended, the most recent of which occurred on September 25 of last year."

Here is an expanded version of the Star story at Fox59.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 22, 2015 04:20 PM
Posted to Indiana Government