Hugh Murphy

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EXPENSIVE 'JOY RIDE' FOR CHAUFFEUR MURPHY Driver Who Took Friends For Outing in Employer's Car Heavily Fined. Hugh Murphy, twenty - nine years old, of 1334 Penn avenue, chauffeur for R. J. Matthews, was sentenced, to pay a fine of $100 or spend thirty days in jail, by Police Magistrate John T, Howe Saturday Saturday afternoon on a charge of operating a motorcar while intoxicated and without without the owner's consent. Murphy has already been discharged from his Job by Mr. Matthews and' Superintendent of Police I.ona B. Day has written to State Highway Commissioner E. M. Bigelow asking that Murphy's license as a chauffeur be revoked. Murphy was charged by the police witii going on a "joy ride" last Tuesday afternoon while his employer's family waited for him to return with the car. The auto was missing all Tuesday night and the loss was reported to the police, but early next morning, the machine, bent and twisted a little and covered with mud, was found In front of Murphy's Murphy's home. Ten gallons of gasoline had been used on the trip, and the repairs repairs and overhauling of the auto cost Mr. Matthews close to $200, the police say.

Clipped from The Scranton Republican24 Jul 1911, MonPage 2

The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania)24 Jul 1911, MonPage 2
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