Mason mayor Emmit Gooden arrested for DUI, officials say

Mason mayor Emmit Gooden arrested for DUI, officials say
Emmit Gooden, 50, is charged with driving under the influence and violating the state’s open container and registration laws. (Source: State of Tennessee)

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.

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