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The new mayor of Sharpsburg NC was hired DWI hours later



The mayor of Sharpsburg, North Carolina, who was elected on Tuesday, was arrested and charged with DWI after causing a crash near the town hall, reports WNCN.

It happened only one hour after the polls closed. 19659002] Nash County officials said Robert L. Williams Jr. was charged with just seven votes after defeating incumbent mayor Randy Weaver, reports WRAL.

Williams "was posted to Nash County Prison after 11:30 Tuesday evening and early the next morning," reported television broadcaster WTVD.

The police received a complaint that "Williams almost caused an accident near Sharpsburg's town hall," WNCN reported. "The police then came behind his vehicle and while he drove behind Williams, he ran from the right side of the road," said WNCN.

Williams was also stopped for possession of a firearm, inability to stop for blue lights and sirens, and two charges against the arrest, WNCN reports.

He received 1

69 votes or 50.90 percent for Weavers 162 votes, or 48.80 percent, after the Rock Mount Telegram. The election results are unofficial until next week the newspaper reported.

Williams was named mayor in 2011 and lost to Weaver in 2013, the telegram reported.

Sharpsburg is located on the southeastern tip of Nash County, not far from Rocky Mount, according to the city's website

Mark Price: 704-358-5245, @markprice_obs


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