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DUI charge brings another black eye for Troy city leaders

Troy City Clerk Jamie Myers
Troy City Clerk Jamie Myers

Troy has another city official facing legal troubles: The clerk has been charged with driving under the influence.

Illinois State Police arrested Clerk Jamie Myers, 36, on a charge of DUI about 11:45 p.m. on Aug. 26 at Eastport Plaza in Collinsville after she allegedly drove over a curb.

She has pleaded not guilty.

Myers submitted to a breath test and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.238 percent, according to the police report. That’s nearly three times the 0.08 percent threshold for a DUI citation in Illinois.

“Myers could not maintain lane and drove over a curb,” a trooper wrote in the police report. “Myers admitted drinking two beers and two shots. Myers had difficulty walking and could not follow directions.”

Myers could not maintain lane and drove over a curb. Myers admitted drinking two beers and two shots. Myers had difficulty walking and could not follow directions.

Illinois State Police trooper’s report

Her arrest is the second black eye for Troy leaders in recent weeks. Alderman Allen Dyer pleaded guilty earlier this month to a class C felony charge of possessing a small amount of cocaine in Missouri, at a music concert. Dyer received a suspended sentence, which means that if he completes five years of probation without getting in trouble, he will have no conviction on his record.

Myers was appointed city clerk in 2012 after a previous clerk left office before completing her term. Myers then won a four-year term in the 2013 election.

After being taken to the Madison County Jail, Myers was released on a $300 bond.

Myers, when contacted Thursday, said she would provide an emailed statement on the matter. She had not done so as of midday Friday.

Myers’ attorney, Curt Dawson, has asked the court to rescind the suspension of Myers’ driver’s license. The state suspends the driver’s license of motorists who fail blood-alcohol tests or refuse to submit to a test. A hearing on that request, and any other pending motions, is set for Oct. 6.

Mayor Al Adomite said he’s aware of the charge against Myers.

“We recognize that everyone deserves their opportunity to have their case heard in court,” he said in a prepared statement. “We will address this situation when the time is appropriate.”

We recognize that everyone deserves their opportunity to have their case heard in court. We will address this situation when the time is appropriate.

Mayor Al Adomite

Dyer, 56, and his wife were arrested about a year ago in Maryland Heights, Mo., after they were caught snorting a small amount of cocaine on the parking lot of the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, prior to the start of a Kid Rock concert, according to police reports. Adomite has said he offered Dyer the opportunity to resign. Dyer has said he plans to remain in his position as alderman.

Brian Brueggemann: 618-239-2475, @B_Brueggemann

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