Aaron Brachfeld - - - New-Plains.com, Elbert County’s favorite e-zine, reports that Kurt Schlegel’s cell phone apparently survived a scary rollover accident when its operator, Kurt Schlegel, toppled his vehicle in Franktown at about 7am on September 16. Witnesses to the accident saw the phone in use, apparently fully functional, as State Patrol investigated the accident.
The County Vehicle that Commissioner Schlegel was driving (to destinations unknown) was not as fortunate, and was apparently totaled. Commissioners have unlimited and free use of County Vehicles, and other perks. Which, as you have previously read in the Herald, have sometimes included access to ski resorts, or in Mr. Schlegel's case, frequent downloads of MP3's.
All in all, the situation could have been much worse. Vehicles are insured by the County, and the Public will not have to pay much to replace it. Commissioners are insured too, and the Public won’t have to pay for a replacement there, either. And the one item which is not easily insured, the cellphone, was undamaged.