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Updated: 4:44 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 | Posted: 10:42 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013
By Kathryn Burcham
WAXHAW, N.C. —
A local mayor will face a judge in August after her second arrest on drinking and driving charges.Waxhaw Mayor Daune Gardner was arrested early Monday morning after police officers said they spotted her car swerving on Highway 16 and speeding.Police said Gardner failed a field sobriety test and had a BAC level of 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit.After being booked into the Union County Jail, Gardner was released hours later on her own recognizance.Gardner was also arrested on suspicion of DUI in Lancaster County, S.C., in September 2008 by state troopers.However, that case was later dismissed and the charges were expunged from her record, according to Gardner."People just don't talk too much about it," said resident Mary Acy, when asked about Gardner's previous arrest.Eyewitness News reached out to Gardner for comment on her latest arrest, but she declined.Many residents declined interviews Monday, telling Channel 9 they supported their mayor no matter what."I think she did a good job for Waxhaw, but you know, people drink and drive," said John Asher.Town Manager Michael McLaurin also did not return a call seeking comment.
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