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Former NC legislator Mackey facing DWI charge

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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) -- A former state legislator and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer is facing drunken driving charges.

The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that a Concord police report says Nick Mackey was arrested and charged with DWI and with having a revoked license early Sunday.

The police report says the Charlotte Democrat refused a portable breath test and any other roadside test. A blood sample was taken at the Cabarrus County jail, but the blood-alcohol content was not immediately available.

The one-term House member lost his law license for up to three years. He agreed last year to charges of dishonest conduct by failing to file timely tax returns from 2003 to 2006 and failing to act quickly enough to help a client.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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