Kotchian said afterward that Jones also failed to keep a recent mandatory pre-sentencing evaluation by a drug and alcohol counselor.
Although Jones pleaded guilty to charges she was intoxicated on alcohol and cocaine when she was driving, Kotchian said the reality of sentencing "may be creeping up on her."
Kotchian said Jones faces a mandatory 72 hours in prison, a $1,000 fine and a year's suspension of her driver's license. Kotchian said she will consider seeking a longer sentence because of Jones failure to appear today.
The Sept. 8 crash at 13th and Hamilton Streets in lower North Philadelphia occurred at 2:30 a.m. when Jones, a 14-year city employee who was a receptionist in the office of Council President Darrell L. Clarke, crashed the city car she was driving.
Police said Jones called Rodney Williams, 42, a City Council sergeant-at-arms for help and he was arrested when he arrived in another city vehicle.
Both Jones and Williams were fired from their City Council jobs for being arrested for driving under the influence and driving city-owned "pool cars" available only to Council members and certain staffers.
Williams was found guilty of drunk-driving in February and is awaiting sentencing.
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