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“Cover Up?” Republican Party Website Asks If State Rep. Dan Daley “Was Drunk” During 2017 Traffic Incident

Republican Party website targets State Rep Dan Daley

A Republican Party sponsored website is asking if Democrat State Rep. Dan Daley received preferential treatment during a 2017 traffic incident. The “Was Dan Daley Drunk” website includes news reports about the incident as well as a 911 recording from a AAA tow truck driver. The website was created in late October.

According to the 911 recording, Daley called the AAA road service for help with a flat tire. The tow truck driver called 911 after she encountered an unresponsive Daley behind the wheel of his vehicle. She said she tried to wake up Daley by banging on the window, yelling, shining a light in his face and using her truck’s emergency lights. Unable to awaken Daley, she called police.

According to the CoralSprings.com site, the call “triggered the dispatching of an EMS unit, and prompted the participation of 6 Police Officers, a sergeant, a lieutenant, the Acting Police Chief, the Assistant Police Chief, the City Manager and the Mayor.”

The website claims Coral Springs Police Department Officer Stephen Wetherington “sued the City of Coral Springs under the Florida Whistle Blowers Act claiming that department officials conspired to hush the incident up, given that the individual involved was the Vice Mayor and City commissioner of Coral Springs.”

ParklandNews.net reported, “‘Although rank and file officers on the scene suspected Daley of being impaired – based on the smell of alcohol on his breadth, the slur of his speech and his unsteady gate as he got out of the car— [Lieutenant] did not permit any DUI investigation to take place. Rather he [Lieutenant] sent Daley home in a cab,’ counsel for plaintiff writes in a whistle blower complaint filed June this year.”

Daley was not charged with any crime.

In 2018 we asked him about the incident, Daley told REDBROWARD drinking was not a factor. He said he had been visiting friends and was simply tired.

Daley, a former Coral Springs Commissioner, is running for reelection against Republican Jenna Hague.

Sun Sentinel Editor-In-Chief: “The Reporter Didn’t Apologize” To Khurrum Wahid Campaign

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Last week, REDBROWARD revealed a Broward elected official falsely claimed the Sun-Sentinel apologized for running a biography of Khurrum Wahid, a candidate for the Coral Springs city commission. Alissa Jean Schafer, a member of the Broward Soil & Water Board, claimed the newspaper apologized for correctly stating Wahid’s legal representation of terror suspects. Schafer even claimed a fact-filled story about Wahid’s legal work could lead to violence.

Lisa Huraish, the Sun-Sentinel reporter who wrote the Wahid story, quickly responded. Huraish categorically denied any apology was made. She wrote, “ I just want to set the record straight here. Yes, we did update the story after a candidate, Khurrum Wahid, issued a response, including why he has represented terrorism suspects. We did this out of fairness, to provide more explanation and context. The first story was accurate, and we never apologized for it. That’s the full truth.

The Khurrum Wahid campaign never responded to our requests for comment.

Last night, REDBROWARD caught up with Wahid and Schafer at a candidate forum in Coral Springs.

Schafer doubled-down In her claims the Sun-Sentinel issued an apology. When asked why she claimed an apology was made, Schafer said, “Why? I have an email showing she did.” Schafer then laughed while running away from our camera.

We showed our video to Julie Anderson, the Editor-in-Chief of the Pulitzer Prize winning South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Anderson said,”The reporter didn’t apologize for her story. We reiterate that it was accurate.”

The Wahid campaign is paying Schafer and her Copper Stamp Strategy company for communication consulting. Is this the type of communications Wahid would approve if elected? Even more troubling, Schafer worked for current Coral Springs Commissioner Joshua Simmons. Will voters be able to trust what commissioners say if Alissa Schafer keeps spewing fake news?

Coral Springs voters deserve the truth before the June 18, 2019 election.