Region 8 Mayor Arrested for DWI

WIDENER, AR - Authorities say the mayor of Widener (St. Francis County) has been arrested on a DWI charge.

State police say 62-year-old Abron Pitts was arrested Saturday night after a trooper saw Pitts' vehicle crossing the center line on Arkansas Highway 38 a little before 7 p.m.

Officials say Pitts was charged with DWI, drinking in public, no proof of insurance, no seat belt and driving left of center.

Pitts is scheduled to appear in district court on May 1.

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