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Duquesne councilor quits seat

| Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, 3:47 a.m.

A Duquesne councilwoman arrested last month for DUI has submitted her resignation.

Fawn Ebony McDaniel, 38, notified the city in a letter dated Friday and received Monday that she is stepping down so that she can accept a position with the federal government.

McDaniel said she cannot continue to serve on council because the Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from participating in certain political activities.

McDaniel said her new job — which she did not specify — will begin on Jan. 14.

She could not be reached for comment as of presstime.

“I can only hope that my future career path lands me in similarly supportive environments in which I can continue to grow professionally.” she wrote in her letter to the city. “I can't tell you how much I appreciate the knowledge you have shared and the experience I have gained here.”

McDaniel was charged with two counts of DUI and one count of reckless driving on Dec. 14 when she allegedly lost control of her 2003 Mitsubishi and struck three parked vehicles in the 1300 block of Kennedy Avenue in Duquesne.

McDaniel is scheduled to appear before Forest Hills Magisterial District Judge Thomas P. Caulfield on Jan. 16 at 9 a.m.

Duquesne city manager Frank Piccolino said council will approve McDaniel's resignation at its next meeting, and will have 30 days to appoint a successor for McDaniel's remaining term.

Piccolino said letters of interest are being accepted.

Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or eslagle@tribweb.com.

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