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North Carolina Mayor Arrested On DWI, Gun Charges Hours After Winning Election

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Robert Williams Jr.’s celebration was cut short Tuesday night when he was arrested and sent to jail just hours after being elected mayor of Sharpsburg, N.C. Tuesday night.

Police pulled over Williams when they received a tip and saw his vehicle run off the road after he reportedly refused to stop for the police sirens. When police approached the vehicle, they discovered Williams was allegedly intoxicated and resisting arrest, Fox News reported.

Police also found a firearm in the car and charged him with possession of a firearm after consuming alcohol and possession of a firearm on government property, according to WNCN.

The arrest reportedly occurred a little over one hour after the polls closed in the small town in North Carolina.

Williams won the race by just seven votes over incumbent Mayor Randy Weaver.

After a promised agreement to appear in court on June 5, Williams was released from jail.

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