Just days after council member David Shepherd was appointed by the Mountain Lakes Borough Council to serve the largely ceremonial role of mayor, he’s found himself in significant hot water next door in Denville Township.
Around 12:10 a.m. on January 11, as he was driving on Route 46 East, a Denville police officer pulled his vehicle over. When the officer spoke to Shepherd, he noticed signs of impairment, and Shepherd was later arrested and charged with DWI.
Mayor Shepherd isn’t making public statements about the incident, but his lawyer told the press, “On his behalf, I can assure you that we shall be entering not guilty pleas on his behalf, obtaining all available discovery and pursuing all factual and legal defenses.
As you know, he is presumed innocent at this time and all elements of such violations must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.”
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