WINCHESTER — Miles Adkins, who’s operating for the Shawnee District seat on the Frederick County Faculty Board, stated he has made some private adjustments since being discovered responsible of leaving the scene of an accident with property harm in Martin County, Florida, on Might 28, 2014.
Adkins, 36, who works as a threat options guide for Hanover Insurance coverage Group, introduced final month that he’s operating for the board within the Nov. 2 election.
A police report from the Martin County Sheriff’s Workplace signifies Adkins bumped into the again of one other automobile on a freeway. Following the collision, the report states Adkins went across the automobile he hit and left the scene. No accidents have been reported and each autos have been drivable, in response to the report.
Adkins was later stopped on the identical day by the Jupiter, Florida, Police Division, who arrested him for driving beneath the affect (DUI), in response to police.
Adkins informed The Star on Tuesday he drove right into a car parking zone following the incident. He stated he pleaded nolo contendere, or no contest, to the fees of leaving the scene of an accident with property harm. In a nolo contendere plea, the defendant in a prison prosecution accepts conviction as if a responsible plea has been entered however doesn’t admit guilt.
A DUI possible trigger affidavit filed by the Jupiter Police Division signifies Adkins had a blood alcohol content material (BAC) of 0.11 and 0.12, which was taken on the Palm Seashore County Sheriff’s Workplace DUI testing facility, in response to court docket officers. It’s unlawful to drive with a BAC of 0.08 or increased.
The DUI cost was declared nolle prosequi, which suggests “to not want to prosecute” as part of a plea settlement during which Adkins was discovered responsible by the court docket for reckless driving. Adkins, who has quite a few site visitors violations on his report and has been discovered responsible a number of occasions for driving with a suspended license, stated he has by no means been discovered responsible of DUI.
For the reason that 2014 incident, Adkins stated he has modified so much, including that he has participated in a driver’s reeducation program, started attending church providers once more and received concerned with charity work to “straighten issues out, and it is actually labored for me.”
“Since all that stuff, I believe I did a great job turning my life round, getting a level,” he stated. “I’ve achieved plenty of charity work to sort of make amends for previous indiscretions.”
He additionally acknowledged making feedback on an older Fb account that some folks may deem inappropriate or offensive, significantly for a Faculty Board candidate.
On March 27, 2018, Adkins shared a publish referring to David Hogg, a teen survivor of the mass capturing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, 2018, that stated: “If the Duke Boys solely taught us one factor it’s to by no means belief a hogg!”
Adkins stated he stood by the publish, claiming that Hogg was not a sufferer of the capturing. Hogg has advocated for stricter gun management legal guidelines because the mass capturing that killed 17 college students and college staff.
“I undoubtedly oppose anyone who’s in opposition to Individuals’ rights,” Adkins informed The Star. “I do not care whether or not you are black, white, little one or not little one. You undoubtedly should not be in opposition to our Constitutional rights.”
On July 20, 2018, Adkins shared a Fb publish with an image of a T-shirt that stated: “Warning: Illegally coming into the USA could trigger separation anxiousness.” The publish provides: “you don’t get to interrupt the legislation simply since you introduced your youngsters with you.”
“We do have legal guidelines,” Adkins stated to The Star concerning the publish referring to oldsters and youngsters being separated on the border. “Identical to I’ve atoned for my breaking of the legislation, I believe folks ought to atone for his or her breaking of the legislation, as properly.”
On Dec. 11, 2015, he shared a Fb publish that stated, “I can’t assist however snicker when y’all elect a man, TWICE, title[d] [Barack] Hussain Obama, and get mad when he helps Muslims.”
Requested concerning the publish, Adkins stated he served within the Marine Corps with folks from totally different racial backgrounds and that his son has Hispanic ethnicity.
On Jan. 28, 2016, Adkins shared a publish on Fb that stated, “Present a veteran your boobs. It is the American factor to do.”
He added his personal remark to the publish that stated, “You’ll be able to [private message] me, simply saying ;)”
“It is undoubtedly not applicable,” Adkins informed The Star concerning the publish. “It was 2016. I am certain it was simply one thing I re-shared as sort of a joking method. I haven’t got entry to previous Facebooks or something like that.”