WILMINGTON (WWAY) - J. Michael Hutson, Republican candidate for 18th District Seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives, has two DWI convictions on his record.
The first was in 1993. The second in 2003. He was also found guilty of taking game fish without a hook and line in 2001.
For both DWI offenses, Hutson served a day in jail and paid fines and court costs.
Hutson is also the owner of J, Michael's Philly Deli in Wilmington.
The Star News endorsed Hutson as the Republican candidate Wednesday.
We talked with him this afternoon to confirm the convictions. He told us that he would now issue a news release to all local media. Once we get that, we'll post it.