Here’s something for the “Am I Taking Crazy Pills” book.
A West Virginia mayor got arrested just days before an election. Here are the shocking charges against him.
From Fox NY:
Roberts initiated a traffic stop because Beavers failed to yield to stopped emergency vehicles, the complaint said. Upon speaking with Beavers, Roberts smelled marijuana and saw a pill bottle in the car, the complaint said.
Beavers said the pill bottle contained prescribed hydrocodone and he later gave officers “a small baggie of a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana,” the complaint said.
The mayor was arrested for having a “controlled substance” and a DUI. Pretty bad charges. Perhaps that would sway voters from election him.
From Fox NY:
A southern West Virginia mayor has been reelected despite facing criminal charges.
Robert Beavers, the incumbent mayor of War in McDowell County, defeated challenger Grover Mahone on Tuesday by a vote of 123-40, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported.
Despite being arrested on drug-related charges, the residents of War, WV re-elected Mayor Robert Beavers.
Dang, here’s a town that needs to be paying attention more!
How do you re-elect someone who had endangered their lives by driving under the influence?
He could have hit one of the very people who voted for him. Shouldn’t that have discouraged at least a few of them for picking his name on the ballot?
If this had been a bigger race, perhaps for a high-profile seat in Congress, things might have gone differently.
But perhaps the folks in this small town felt better about picking the devil they knew, rather than the one they didn’t.
What’s surprising is that this should have been the most shocking election in recent months. But it hasn’t been!
Thank goodness for term limits, huh?
- A town in West Virginia re-elected its mayor, despite getting arrested.
- Robert Beavers was arrested for a DUI and possession of a controlled substance.
- Yet he still won his race by a clear margin.
Source: Fox NY