Flint councilman agrees to fine in disorderly conduct case
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.