Skip to comments.Edwards' Brother Wanted on 1993 Warrant
Posted on 07/17/2004 1:47:37 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe
DENVER - The younger brother of vice presidential candidate John Edwards (news - web sites) is wanted on a Colorado warrant issued a decade ago in a drunken driving case.
Wesley Blake Edwards, a 39-year-old electrician who lives in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., was arrested on Nov. 4, 1993, for allegedly driving under the influence, careless driving and driving without insurance, said Drew Grant, spokesman for the 18th Judicial District attorney's office.
A warrant was issued in early 1994, after he failed to appear in court in suburban Arapahoe County on the charges, Grant said Friday.
Attorneys for Edwards contacted the district attorney's office this week to resolve the issue, Grant said. He didn't know what would happen next, but said Edwards probably would have to make a court appearance.
Mark Kornblau, a spokesman for John Edwards, said the senator "has said that his brother knows what he did was wrong, and is dealing with it."
"Of course it's of concern. It's his brother. He loves him very much," Kornblau said.
The News and Observer of Raleigh, N.C., reported Friday that North Carolina records showed Wesley Edwards had multiple misdemeanor drunken driving convictions before permanently losing his driving privileges in 1990.
He ain't heavy he's my brother....
Too bad Johns brother missed the opportunity to run for the Vice Presidency, only to leave it open for John.
John isn't wanted!
I wouldn't judge someone by their brother. Even Bush has a wayward brother.
Well, not to worry. His brother can get him off. Can't he... Oh forgot, brother was not injured or killed by the medical system. Sorry, bro, you are out of luck.
True, that is common baggage these days. Let's make sure no political strings are pulled to interfere with justice, though.
KEEERIST, he's a millionaire for crying out loud!
What's the matter, didn't he pile the cash properly under the table?
Millions of dollars from ambulance chasing and he couldn't help out his baby brother?
I wouldn't either.....tho Billy Carter was a hoot in his time.
If I had Johnny Edwards as a brother, I'd drink, too.
I wonder if being the brother of a vice-presidential candidate gets you secret service protection of any kind?
Folks should learn from the X42 administration that it matters not, the character of the brother/sister/wife/intern/girlfriend/lesbianlover, etc.
Have to agree with you here...Johnny's enough of a skunk that we don't have to drag his brother into it.
Does that mean that his loafers tote a lighter burden? ; )
Hell, we learned that character don't even matter in the CANDIDATE!
Discuss in a light hearted fashion on a Saturday afternoon? Yea.
I absolutely agree that we can't be worried about one of John's brothers--JOHN"s the one I'm worried about!
Guess he know a good lawyer!
Being double Johned at an executive level should be a concern.
Anything can happen, but being double Johned "ain't" going to happen to us come November.
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