Tuesday, October 21, 2014


In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, Flint City Councilman Eric Mays bows to his knees as he prays before his sentencing hearing in Flint, Mich., where he was sentenced to 72 days in jailfor impaired driving. A jury in June found Mays not guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, marijuana possession and refusing to be fingerprinted. The jury replaced the operating a vehicle while intoxicated charge with driving while impaired and convicted him on that charge. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT (Jake May)

In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, Flint City Councilman Eric Mays is taken into custody after he was sentenced to 72 days in jail for impaired driving by Judge Nathaniel C. Perry III in Flint, Mich. A jury in June found Mays not guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, marijuana possession and refusing to be fingerprinted. The jury replaced the operating a vehicle while intoxicated charge with driving while impaired and convicted him on that charge. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT (Jake May)

In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, after being sentenced to 72 days in jail and ordered to pay the city $10,800 in restitution in the morning, Flint City Councilman Eric Mays returns to court for an appeal bond request before Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Farah in Flint, Mich. A jury in June found Mays not guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, marijuana possession and refusing to be fingerprinted. The jury replaced the operating a vehicle while intoxicated charge with driving while impaired and convicted him on that charge. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT (Jake May)

In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, after being sentenced to 72 days in jail and ordered to pay the city $10,800 in restitution in the morning, Flint City Councilman Eric Mays returns to court for an appeal bond request before Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Farah in Flint, Mich. A jury in June found Mays not guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, marijuana possession and refusing to be fingerprinted. The jury replaced the operating a vehicle while intoxicated charge with driving while impaired and convicted him on that charge. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT (Jake May)
Flint councilman Mays posts bond after sentencing
Flint councilman Eric Mays posts bond after sentencing in impaired driving case

Posted on Aug. 16, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 16, 2014 at 2:58 p.m.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint City Councilman Eric Mays posted bond and was released from custody following his sentencing in an impaired driving case.

A jury found Mays not guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, marijuana possession and refusing to be fingerprinted. The jury replaced the operating a vehicle while intoxicated charge with driving while impaired and convicted him on that charge.

Mays was sentenced Friday to 72 days in jail.

The Flint Journal reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1pAk75J ) he spent only a few hours behind bars before he posted bond.

Circuit Judge Joseph Farah granted Mays’ request for an appeal bond after District Judge Nathaniel Perry sent Mays to jail and turned down his request to delay the sentence until after an appeal.

Mays says the jail sentence is excessive for a first-time offense.

Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint