In a Nov. 29 incident, the mayor of McColl was detained after being apprehended on High Street. Mayor George Ray Grier allegedly failed a field sobriety test and refused breath testing, according to reports. He has been charged with DUI as a result. Reports indicate that after being charged, the mayor was released on a personal recognizance bond of $997 the following day.
Although the mayor reportedly declined commenting on specific questions posed via telephone requests, he released a statement to area news sources. In the statement, Grier noted that he had made a mistake. He indicated that he drank more than he realized at a local football game and that he attempted to reach his home a half mile from the stadium. In his statement, he apologized for the situation.