Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Emery receives another continuance
Rep. Ed Emery's arraignment on a traffic charge has been postponed again, at his request, according to Lawrence County Circuit Court records. It had been scheduled for June 20.
It has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, July 20.
The hearing had initially been scheduled for April 6, but was delayed after a motion for continuance was filed by Emery's former House colleague, Sen. Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon, who said Emery, a Lamar Republican, needed to be in Jefferson City for his work in the state legislature. Court files indicate Goodman continues to represent Emery.
Emery was charged with failure to drive on the right half of a roadway, following a 2:20 p.m. Feb 3 two-car accident on Highway 96 two miles south of Miller. Emery and a woman in the other car suffered minor injuries, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol report.