|Heather Cook turned herself in - DUI and texting while driving.|
Maryland's bishop suffragan faces four charges in the death of Thomas Palermo
By Mary Ann Mueller
VOL Special Correspondent
Jan. 9, 2015
Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook (Maryland suffragan) has been the subject of nonstop national media attention since the story of a hit and run accident allegedly involving her was broken by Baltimore TV news two weeks ago (Dec. 27, 2014).
Since then the media has been sniffing into Bishop Cook's life and ministry. One "fact" that surfaced is that even before she was elected bishop, Cook, the priest, had a 2010 traffic violation that included intoxication over the legal limit while driving in Caroline County, Maryland, with the result of her being arrested for driving while impaired. She also was cited for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
The speculation at this time, too, was that Cook was drinking and driving with the combination resulting in a deadly car-bike accident.
|Presiding Bishop Schori (behind, to the left) will need to depose Cook as a bishop,|
remove her from office as bishop and priest