Assistant district lawyer charged with DUI, police say she hit a pole

Assistant district lawyer charged with DUI, police say she hit a pole

Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Chris Craft swears in Monica Timmerman (left) as Assistant District Attorney as Shelby County District Attorney General Steve Mulroy looks on

Shelby County Prison Courtroom Choose Chris Craft swears in Monica Timmerman (left) as Assistant District Legal professional as Shelby County District Legal professional Basic Steve Mulroy appears to be like on

An assistant district lawyer within the Shelby County District Legal professional’s Workplace was charged with a DUI after a Memphis police officer responded to a crash close to Overton Park Wednesday night time.

Monica Timmerman, 46, was sworn in as an ADA in mid-November after beforehand working as a protection lawyer.

Officers discovered a utility pole had been knocked over and alleged Timmerman hit it. After they spoke to her round 10:20 pm, she advised officers that she had been consuming vodka and Sprite earlier than leaving The Blue Monkey. It was not clear from courtroom paperwork whether or not she was at The Blue Monkey close to Overton Sq. or within the downtown space.

“Timmerman suggested that she was unsure the place she was on the time when the police arrived,” the affidavit stated. “Whereas the officer was talking with [Timmerman] her speech was very slurred and he or she couldn’t give officers a precise reply on what occurred.”

Timmerman is charged with driving below the affect, responsibility upon placing freeway fixture, and drivers to train due care. The district lawyer’s workplace will appoint a professional tem prosecutor from outdoors the workplace, police stated in a press release.

“The SCDAG Workplace is conscious of the incident involving ADA Timmerman,” learn an e mail assertion from the DA’s workplace. “We acknowledge {that a} DUI is a critical matter. ADA Timmerman continues to be employed with the SCDAG Workplace. As a result of that is an energetic case we can’t remark additional; we’ll let the justice course of run its course. In the meantime, [Shelby County] DA [Steve] Mulroy will recuse the workplace from the case and search a professional tem appointment of an unbiased prosecutor.”

Timmerman was booked on the Shelby County Prison Justice Middle at 201 Poplar on Thursday.

Lucas Finton is a information reporter with The Business Attraction. He will be reached at [email protected] and adopted on Twitter @LucasFinton.

This text initially appeared on Memphis Business Attraction: ADA faces DUI expenses after politician says she hit utility pole

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