New NC mayor arrested on drunk driving, gun charges within hour of being elected


Robert Williams, Jr. had just been elected as the mayor of a town in North Carolina Tuesday, but his victory celebrations took a dark turn when he was arrested for DWI and gun charges.

To make matters worse for the mayor-elect of Sharpsburg, who won by a mere seven votes, it was a near crash in the area of the town’s city hall that saw him being pulled over by police.

Williams was exiting a polling location just after polls closed Tuesday night. At 8.10pm, officers pulled him over. He was placed under arrest at 8.29pm, just 59 minutes after the town’s votes were all in, according to CBS17.

The mayor was booked into the Nash County Detention Center.

He was pulled over by police after he almost caused an accident in the area of city hall 

He is facing a slew of charges including DWI, fire arm possession, possession of concealed firearm, possession of firearm after consuming alcohol and possession of firearm on government property.

He was also charged with resisting an officer.

He did, however alert the officer that he was just elected mayor, although not even the mayor is above the law.

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