Flint — A Flint City Councilman who served 22 days for impaired driving has avoided more jail time for misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Eric Mays and prosecutors announced Thursday that Mays would pay a $200 fine instead of spending up to 90 days in jail, the Flint Journal reported.

A jury found him guilty in February.

Mays had contended that the case against him was politically motivated. It stemmed from his removal by police from a July council meeting.

Mays was convicted in November in the impaired driving case after representing himself. He’s a well-known activist in Flint, who says he was one of the first elected officials to raise alarms about the city’s crisis with lead-tainted water.

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