Asheville Councilman Bothwell Charged with DUI
(Asheville Citizen-Times) City Councilman Cecil Bothwell was charged with driving while impaired after he was pulled over by a state trooper on Interstate 240 Thursday night. Bothwell’s blood-alcohol content was 0.10 percent, according to a citation filed at the Buncombe County Magistrate’s Office. The legal limit for driving in North Carolina is 0.08 percent. The vehicle he was driving, a 2009 Toyota station wagon, did not have a license plate, according to the citation. “I was returning from a friend’s celebration in Black Mountain,” Bothwell said. “There was no accident. There was no speeding.” He said his last driving infraction was a speeding ticket about 30 years ago. He declined further comment.
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