Sharpsburg mayor facing second drunk driving charge in 5 years

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina mayor is facing his second drunk driving arrest in five years.

Sharpsburg Mayor Robert Williams was charged with driving while impaired by Rocky Mount police a week ago today.

Police pulled over the mayor’s vehicle on South Wesleyan Boulevard around 4:30 p.m.

Williams is out on bond and has a February 22nd court date.

Back in May of 2018, Williams was charged with DWI hours after he was elected mayor. After a guilty plea, Williams was sentenced to a day in jail, 24 hours of community service, and two years probation.

Williams was re-elected in 2021 and his term expires in two years.