NC town’s newly-elected mayor arrested for DWI hour after win

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The newly-elected mayor of Sharpsburg, Robert Williams Jr., was arrested less than an hour after the polls closed Tuesday, according to police.

SHARPSBURG, N.C. (WNCN) — The newly-elected mayor of Sharpsburg was arrested less than an hour after the polls closed Tuesday, according to police.

Police received a citizen’s complaint regarding Robert Williams Jr. after the complainant said Williams nearly caused a crash near Sharpsburg’s town hall. Police then got behind his vehicle and while driving behind Williams, he ran off the right side of the road, police said.

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At 8:10 p.m., officers pulled him over at Mill Branch Road and Sandy Knobb Lane. Williams was arrested at 8:29 p.m., 59 minutes after polls closed across the state.

Williams was arrested and booked into Nash County Jail on charges of DWI, possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm after consuming alcohol, possession of a firearm on government property, failure to stop for blue lights and sirens, and two charges of resist, obstruct, delay.