Mebane Mayor Pro Tem Charged With DWI

4:26 PM, Oct 8, 2012   |    comments
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Alamance County, NC -- Mebane City Council member, and Mayor Pro Tem, Patty Philipps, has been charged with driving while impaired.

Highway Patrol Troopers tell WFMY News 2 they received a call from a concerned citizen early Saturday morning and stopped Philipps on Interstate 40 in Burlington.

Troopers said Philipps blew a .15 percent blood alcohol level on a Breathalyzer test. The legal limit in North Carolina is .08 percent.

Troopers arrested Philipps at the scene. She was later released on bond.

Philipps, a Democrat, is running for the District 63 seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

WFMY News 2 called Philipps for comment and she said, "On October 6, 2012, I was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. I made a serious mistake. I am deeply sorry and apologize to my family, friends, and community."

WFMY News 2

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