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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Judge Refuses To Lower Bishop Heather Cook's Bail.
Bishop Remains in Jail


Mug shot versus Photoshop of Bishop Heather Cook.

BAC Chart for Women
Women
Approximate Blood Alcohol Percentage
DrinksBody Weight in Pounds
90100120140160180200220240
0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00Only Safe
Driving Limit
0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00Only Safe Driving Limit
1.05.05.04.03.03.03.02.02.02Driving Skills
Significantly
Affected

Possible
Criminal
Penalties
2.10.09.08.07.06.05.05.04.04
3.15.14.11.10.09.08.07.06.06
4.20.18.15.13.11.10.09.08.08
5.25.23.19.16.14.13.11.10.09
6.30.27.23.19.17.15.14.12.11Legally
Intoxicated

Criminal
Penalties
7.35.32.27.23.20.18.16.14.13
8.40.36.30.26.23.20.18.17.15
9.45.41.34.29.26.23.20.19.17
10.51.45.38.32.28.25.23.21.19
Death Possible
Subtract .01% for each 40 minutes of drinking.
One drink is 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of beer, or 5 oz. of table wine.

This information is taken from Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention website.
[ GJ -  She weighs 250 pounds, so she had more than 10 drinks.]
"She does admit to an alcohol problem," Cook's defense lawyer, Jose A. Molina, revealed at Cook's bail hearing Monday, according to the Baltimore Brew.
The confession comes just weeks after church officials claimed that their investigation into Cook's background, which revealed a 2010 DUI conviction in which Cook was so drunk she couldn't complete a sobriety test, was just "one mistake." Church officials also said Cook didn't have a problem with the bottle prior to her elevation to the second-highest ranking position in the Diocese of Maryland last spring.
"As part of the search process, Bishop Cook fully disclosed the 2010 DUI for which charges were filed resulting in a 'probation before judgment.' After extensive discussion and discernment about the incident, and after further investigation, including extensive background check and psychological investigation, it was determined that this one mistake should not bar her for consideration as a leader," noted the Diocese of Maryland in a statement on Dec. 30, just days after the Dec. 27 crash that claimed Palermo's life.

WELS Seminary Professor James P. Tiefel - Photoshop.

Judge Refuses to Lower $2.5 Million Bail for Heather Cook; Bishop Forced to Remain in Jail


http://www.christianpost.com/news/bishop-heather-cook-spends-weekend-in-jail-after-failing-to-make-2-5-million-bail-for-drunk-driving-manslaughter-132448/

Embattled Episcopal Bishop of Maryland Heather Cook, 58, who was formally charged with the drunk driving death of 41-year-old married father of two, Thomas Palermo, last Friday, spent the weekend in jail after failing to clear the hefty $2.5 million bail set by a district court commissioner.
In highlighting the charges Friday, Baltimore's new State's Attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby, said at a press conference that Bishop Cook, who's the first female bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and the second highest-ranking official in the diocese, had registered a staggering .22 blood alcohol level shortly after the Dec. 27 incident that killed the beloved father.
The charges, which include driving under the influence, causing an accident due to texting while driving, and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, could see the bishop spending more than 20 years in prison and $20,000 in potential fines.