Lincoln County commissioner arrested, charged with driving while impaired

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — A Lincoln County commissioner was arrested Monday night for driving while impaired.

The police report elaborates that she was reportedly swerving across lanes and was stopped by a police officer who saw an empty bottle of liquor in the car.

Anita McCall faces the following charges:

  • Driving While Impaired
  • Possession of an Open Container
  • Reckless Driving to Endanger

She was booked into the Lincoln County jail system just before 11 p.m. on Monday and released before 6 a.m.

Channel 9 reached out to the Lincoln County Government about the charges, who responded with this statement:

“We are aware of the charges regarding Commissioner McCall and we are currently assessing the matter at hand and therefore have no further comment at this time.”

This is a developing story; check wsoctv.com for updates.

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Coleman Montgomery, wsoctv.com

Coleman is a photojournalist for Channel 9.