MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Mason, Tn mayor was arrested by Memphis police after driving under the influence Saturday morning.
Emmit Gooden, 50, was charged with a DUI and violating the state’s open container and registration laws.
He was pulled over around 3:35 a.m. on Overton Crossing Street, according to officials.
Officers said he had a strong smell of beer and later admitted to having six beers and four 16 oz. open beers in the back seat of his vehicle.
Gooden also had a beer on his lap.
As he exited the vehicle he told officers he was the mayor of Mason.
Police conducted a sobriety test and later transported Gooden to the Austin Peay police station.
Gooden has been the mayor since 2018.