MESA, Ariz. - The Mesa City Council voted Thursday to move forward with a charge of conduct constituting grounds for forfeiture of office or other discipline for Ryan Winkle following the councilman's DUI arrest in May.
The vote was unanimous.
A date has not been set yet for a hearing and a schedule is pending Winkle's criminal proceedings in Tempe.
Councilman Winkle was pulled over in Tempe early on the morning of May 7 and failed field sobriety tests, according to police documents. He declined a breathalyzer test and had blood drawn after his arrest.
Tempe police said Winkle's blood-alcohol content was .220 percent, a number which could merit a charge of super-extreme DUI. The legal limit is .08 percent.
The department previously released body cam footage of the councilman's arrest.
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