Traverse City mayor apologizes after drunk driving arrest
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:44:37 GMT —
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.