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Flint city councilman facing DUI charge

steve carmody
Michigan Radio
Flint city councilman Wantwaz Davis

A Flint city councilman is facing a charge of driving under the influence.  

Councilman Wantwaz Davis is facing a misdemeanor charge following an accident September 3.

Davis refused a breathalyzer at the scene, but prosecutors say a blood test shows he was above the legal limit for alcohol.

Davis claims he crashed his car while he was being chased by two other vehicles.

Before he was elected to the Flint city council, Davis served 19 years in prison for second-degree murder.

Davis becomes the second Flint city councilman to face a DUI charge in recent years.

Councilman Eric Mays served less than a month in jail after being found guilty of impaired driving in 2013.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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