posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 07:19 PM
UPDATE: (12/1/13) Newly elected Flint city council member Eric Mays was arrested early Saturday morning for drunk driving and marijuana possession.
Flint police tell us Mays told Flint PD, he was celebrating at establishment near Industrial and Leith streets in Flint.
Police say Mays admitted to getting into his car and taking off.
Police say he hit something along the way, kept going, but left a trail behind.
Lt. James Peterson says, "officers wound up tracing debris and vehicle fluid back at Leith and Industrial until they found what he ran into".
Police tell us Mays ended up going north on southbound I-475. Near carpenter road his four tires went flat, leaving him stranded on the highway.
When Flint PD arrived, Mays was in the back of a Genesee township police cruiser.
Police say he was taken to the Flint city lockup after he blew over the legal limit.
They kept him there until around 3pm on Saturday.
Lt. James Peterson says, "he realized that this was not a good thing for him and he was pretty embarrassed by it, as he thought about it."
Late Saturday night we talked to Frank Manley, who is representing Mays.
He released this statement saying, "Controversial does not mean guilty. We will review the facts and vigorously defend. It is our expectation that
unless and until the voters speak Mr mays will remain a city council member."
We are waiting to hear back from the president of the Flint city council to find out if this has any impact on his seat.