Traverse City mayor apologizes after drunk driving arrest

Traverse City mayor Michael Estes apologizes after drunk driving arrest.

Traverse City's mayor says he wants to earn the public's forgiveness following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

Mayor Michael Estes is seeking a second two-year term in next Tuesday's election. He said during a brief press conference Wednesday that if elected he'll "do everything in my power to serve the citizens of Traverse City to the best of my ability."

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports he took no questions.

Police say the 63-year-old mayor was pulled over Oct. 23 after an officer saw a vehicle cross the center line and then move into a designated bicycle lane. An officer reported a breath test produced a blood alcohol level of 0.12 percent, exceeding the state's threshold of 0.08 percent.