Thursday, June 18, 2009

After DWI Charge, 2 Aldermen Call For Mayor to Resign

Two Nixa Aldermen have called for Nixa Mayor Brian Hayes to step down after he was charged with driving while intoxicated.
Alderman Michael Durbin said he has asked Mayor Hayes to step down and to do so "as soon as possible."
"While he has not been convicted of this charge and I do not know specific details of the situation anymore than anyone else paying attention to the news, I do believe he has placed himself in a position where his leadership can be and is questioned," said Durbin.
Reached by phone, Alderman Kevin Elmer, now a candidate for the 141st House seat, agreed with Durbin. "I think it would be best if the mayor would voluntarily resign. We've been hearing from the community, and if he doesn't listen to the community and the board, it puts us in a difficult position, which says something about his leadership," Elmer said.
Alderman Charles McCorkle said he had no comment on the situation.
Hayes was cited for DWI early Sunday morning. The Christian County prosecutor charged Hayes with DWI Wednesday. He was also cited for failing to show proper insurance.

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