Toledo mayor's chief of staff given ticket for running red light

Mayor D. Michael Collins' chief of staff is accepting a traffic ticket to defuse a minor scandal involving a city emergency vehicle.


ob Reinbolt was driving to one government center on August 4 during the water crisis, when a police cruiser recorded this dash-cam video.


einbolt had his flashing lights and siren running as he blew through a red light.

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fter reviewing the video, Mayor Collins issued reinbolt a ticket for running the light.

mayor issued this statement Thursday: "Safety director Reinbolt has asked to be treated in the same manner as any member of the safety forces... therefore, he received counseling... on the city's revised pursuit policy. We believe that laws that exist should be equally applied; hence a red light citation has been issued to Mr.. Reinbolt."