The Muncie Star Press has reported that Delaware County Democratic Party Chairman Michael Quirk has pleaded guilty in Allen County to DWI. Mr. Quirk was severely injured in a motor vehicle crash at Brooklyn Avenue and Covington Road last summer.
Sentencing will be January 13, 2012 in Allen County Superior Court.
From the Muncie Star Press:
Local attorney Mike Quirk on Friday entered a guilty plea in a driving-while-intoxicated case in Allen County.
The charges against Quirk -- DWI, criminal recklessness and criminal mischief -- were filed Dec. 14, and are all misdemeanors. They stem from a July 1 one-vehicle accident in Fort Wayne that left Quirk seriously injured.
The attorney, also Democratic Party chairman in Delaware County, issued a public apology soon after the accident.
The Muncie Star Press' Larry Riley compiled a list of notable quotes for 2011 that was published December 30, 2011. He included this from a Fort Wayne motorist who avoided being struck by Mr. Quirk's speeding vehicle:
“But then I said something and he started mumbling so I knew he was alive.” – Witness to Mike Quirk’s high-speed crash in Fort Wayne Jermaine Jones, July 9, who despite a green light stopped for Quirk’s truck running a red light. Jones initially thought Quirk was dead.