Published in the Star-Ledger, Saturday, March 31, 2007
Police arrest Plainfield councilman in DWI case
Plainfield Councilman Don Davis was arrested Wednesday night at the wheel of his car for driving while intoxicated, police said.
Officers arrested Davis at 7:35 p.m. in front of the 100 block of West Front Street. Police did not release details surrounding the incident, although officers at the scene said Davis was cooperative, according to Police Chief Edward Santiago.
Reached by phone yesterday, Davis said he will contest the charge, but had no further comment. Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield) said, "We shouldn't say anything negative because the councilman, like everyone else, deserves his day in court."
Davis has represented the city's 3rd Ward since his election in 2004. His colleagues recently selected him as chairman of the [committee of] the whole, to lead the council's agenda-setting sessions.
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