Robert Manuel photographed Saturday, moments before his arrest.
Pine Lawn police on Saturday arrested the assistant chief of the embattled Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District
on suspicion of driving a stolen car.
The Post-Dispatch reports
this morning that assistant chief Robert Manuel
was pulled over around 9:30 on February 13 for expired registration on his 1995 Ford Crown Vic.
Turns out the car was reported stolen three years ago.
that's not all...
The Post-Dispatch also reports that Manuel:
- lacked proof of insurance
- was and was driving with a suspended
- had a fraudulent Missouri
license plate on the vehicle.
Last fall Manuel faced a demotion within the department for undisclosed "disciplinary charges." He escaped losing his title when the two-person board split on whether or not Manuel should be demoted.
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