Former North Royalton Mayor Arrested for Car Chase and Intoxication

Former North Royalton Mayor, Cathy Lux, was arrested on September 27th in Parma, Ohio, after leading police in a car chase. The incident occurred during the middle of the day and was captured on tape. Lux, 66 years old, now faces several charges, including operating a vehicle while intoxicated, speeding, having an open container of alcohol in her car, and driving with an expired license plate.

The car chase began when a police officer stopped Lux for a speeding violation, noting that she was driving 43 mph in a 25 mph zone. The officer asked Lux to put her car in park, but she abruptly took off, prompting a short pursuit. Lux reached speeds of around 65 mph before crashing into a truck.

Following the crash, Lux appeared confused and disoriented. She repeatedly expressed pain and confusion, and eventually revealed her identity as the former mayor of North Royalton from 1999 to 2007. Lux’s tenure as mayor was marred by controversy, including a recall in 2004 due to residents’ dissatisfaction with the city’s sewer maintenance.

According to the police, Lux was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, speeding, having an open container of alcohol in her car, and driving with an expired license plate. She had her first court appearance on Thursday, and her case is expected to be turned over to the grand jury for further proceedings.

 

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