Flint Emergency Manager calls for city councilman resignation

Eric Mays said that he will not resign.

At a press conference today, Flint's Emergency Manager, Darnell Earley, called for City Councilman Eric Mays' resignation.

Newly-elected councilman Eric Mays was arrested this past weekend after police say he was driving drunk. Mays, say police, was driving the wrong way on I-475 with four flat tires.

Mays was elected to the city's First Ward by a margin of just seven votes. A recount was held this past Tuesday. Mays was still the winner. His margin of victory after the recount increased by one vote.

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling and Flint City Council President Scott Kincaid also agreed with the call for Mays' resignation.

Mays said he will not resign. He said that this is a democracy and has not been convicted.

Eric Mays was not in the meeting, but he was in the hallway outside where he spoke with NBC25.

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