- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A judge has sentenced Flint City Councilman Eric Mays to 72 days in jail for his conviction of driving while impaired.

The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1m1FTKz ) Mays was handcuffed and taken to jail after being sentenced Friday by Flint District Judge Nathaniel Perry, who said the councilman put his own constituents in danger.

Mays is appealing the conviction. He asked Perry to put his jail sentence on hold as he was led from the courtroom. The judge denied the request.

Police found Mays on Nov. 30 along Interstate 475.

A jury in June found Mays not guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, marijuana possession and refusing to be fingerprinted. The jury replaced the operating a vehicle while intoxicated charge with driving while impaired and convicted him on that charge.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint

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