Lincoln County Commissioners Chairman Charged With DWI

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Chairman Carrol D. Mitchem of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was charged with Driving While Impaired on Wednesday, police say.

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Mitchem issued the following statement of concern after his arrest.

 Mitchem says “I want to apologize for my actions that led up to the events of June 8th. I will make no attempt at excuses for my actions and I take responsibility for the decisions that were made by myself on that day. I am thankful that my actions did not harm others. I can only acknowledge my actions and accept full responsibility for those actions.”

Adding, “I will continue to serve the people of Lincoln County as I have always done, with a transparent
and honest approach. Also, I want to acknowledge the professionalism of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department
and Lincoln County Emergency Services in handling this situation. I am appreciative of the
work that these men and women perform each day to protect and serve Lincoln County, and
its citizens.”