NIXA, Mo. | A southwest Missouri mayor is accused of driving while intoxicated.
A Missouri Highway Patrol arrest report says Nixa Mayor Brian Hayes was arrested early Sunday morning for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, first offense misdemeanor.
A Nixa police officer pulled over Hayes, 42, and then requested help from the patrol.
Hayes was released to a sober driver after he was booked into the Christian County Jail.
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No formal charges have been filed as of Tuesday afternoon.
Lt. Terry Moore with the Missouri Highway Patrol's Troop D said Hayes was ticketed for failure to properly produce proof of insurance.
Nixa City Clerk Judy Long said the mayor has not made a statement and that no special meetings of the aldermen were scheduled.