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Knightdale councilman charged with DWI resigns

Posted August 14, 2012

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— A Knightdale town councilman charged twice last month with driving while impaired has resigned, officials announced Tuesday.

Town Manager Seth Lawless released a brief statement saying Councilman Terrence Gleason resigned effectively immediately. Gleason was elected to his first term in 2005 and re-elected in 2009.

Gleason was arrested July 22 and July 27 on suspicion of DWI. At that time, Knightdale Mayor Russell Killen said he asked Gleason to resign because he was concerned about whether the councilman could fulfill his public duties.

Lawless said council will appoint someone to fill the remainder of Gleason's term.

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  • johnny2times Aug 14, 2012

    and this guy was a "leader" of sorts? What a way to set an example...arrested twice in 5 days for DWI...I guess he thought he was above the law as just about all politicians do....good job guy...im sure your family is proud..

  • atheistswillrule Aug 14, 2012

    I don't see him in your link. He is however listed as unaffiliated on the Wake County voter rolls thefox

    Oh he is listed there, but i know its difficult. You actually have to click on the ELECTED GOP OFFICIALS OF KNIGHTDALE.

  • The Fox Aug 14, 2012

    [No big surprise, he is a Republican. More than willing to point out others flaws, yet they certainly have more than their fair share of clay feet!
    http://www.redstatenewmedia.com/clientsites/wakegop/contactofficials.php?oid=4]I don't see him in your link. He is however listed as unaffiliated on the Wake County voter rolls.

  • atheistswillrule Aug 14, 2012

    Reading the few posts before mine he sounds like a closet democrat to me. Yeah, he went off the deep end axtel

    Nope, it's always the Republicans that preach one thing Larry Craig "foot tapping" Rep. Richard Curtis who voted anti-gay but was caught with a gay escort, Mark Foley with a male congressional page, Ted Haggard with a male escort/drug dealer, Jim West, mayor of Spokane that had an affair with an 18 year old boy, Ed Schrock 2 term republican congressman with wife and kids caught soliciting for gay sex on camera. Yeah, each and every one a Republican.

  • Axtel Aug 14, 2012

    Reading the few posts before mine he sounds like a closet democrat to me. Yeah, he went off the deep end.

  • atheistswillrule Aug 14, 2012

    No big surprise, he is a Republican. More than willing to point out others flaws, yet they certainly have more than their fair share of clay feet!

    http://www.redstatenewmedia.com/clientsites/wakegop/contactofficials.php?oid=4

  • mojo nailing rb Aug 14, 2012

    This boy apparently knows how to party. he just doesn't know when to stop!

  • cwood3 Aug 14, 2012

    Sherlock-leadership involves setting an example for other citizens. 2 DUIs in 1 week is not much of an example. Obviously-something is/was going on in this man's life. Might be wise to get one's life in order instead of doing the town's business!!

  • bill0 Aug 14, 2012

    For those who haven't been following the story...

    First, this upstanding elected official was arrested for causing an car accident by grabbing the wheel of the car while his "partner" was driving and steering it into oncoming traffic. He fled the scene of course. Then he got in a fight that the police had to break up - and in the process found pot in his house. Then, he was arrested for drunk driving and his license was revoked. Then, he was pulled over for drunk driving again and additionally charged with driving with a suspended license. On Aug 1, he was hospitalized after downing a bottle of pills.

    Not sure what went wrong a couple months ago, but this guys life has totally gone off the tracks.

  • Frank Downtown Aug 14, 2012

    Is this the same one that had a fight with his "roomate" and was arrested for that, too?

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