No word if the Boise Copper who nabbed the mayor’s top aide for DUI got a pizza for a Friday the 13th arrest, but you can bet he is worthy of extra cheese and toppings.
Just a few minutes before midnight somebody bagged Team Dave’s chief of staff, Jade Riley. He was booked into the Ada County jail on DUI charges, posted bond and awaits a hearing May 7 in magistrate court.
These DUI arrests are always a hard call for the media. Mayor Dave Bieter’s, Team Dave scrambled Saturday to do damage control. A press release from the mayor’s office follows:
Staffer disciplined following DUI arrest
“An assistant to Mayor David Bieter has been placed on two weeks unpaid leave following his arrest in Boise on Friday evening on a charge of driving under the influence.
“Jade Riley, 31, is an assistant to the mayor for administration and policy. He has held the position since January 2004.”
“Jade is a valued staff member, but any incident of this nature is serious,” Mayor Bieter said. “I have the utmost confidence in Jade’s abilities, and he clearly recognizes the need for stern discipline.”
Even though everyone is “presumed innocent” Bieter took action apparently for getting arrested since there yet is no conviction.
We offer praise to the cop who made the arrest–he could have covered up. We offer praise to Team Dave for damage control with their quick discipline and preemption of media speculation.
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