WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Fired Wilmington Housing Authority CEO Michael Krause will get more than $42,000 to go away.
The WHA Board says Krause’s contract requires a final payment to Krause in the amount of $42,163.03. The board says it includes three months salary of $35,500, final pay of accrued sick leave totaling $2,184.60 and accrued vacation pay in the amount of $4,478.43.
Krause was fired without cause after Wilmington Police arrested him for DWI Sept. 8 after a concerned driver called 911 about a SUV driving erratically on Oleander Drive. Records show Krause’s blood alcohol measured as high as .35, which is more than four times the legal limit, on breath tests.
Krause pleaded guilty to DWI in Wilmington in 2009. Court records from Ohio show he was found guilty of DWI there in 2000 on a charge amended to “2nd offense.”
The WHA Board has called a special session of the Executive Committee for Friday at 8 a.m. to discuss the search process for a new CEO.