Mayor Craig Lowe Arrested
Mayor Craig Lowe has been arrested.
He was booked into the Alachua County Jail just before 6:30 this morning.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a trooper was called out to a car crash in the area of NE 21st street and 156th avenue.
When they arrived on scene just before 4 AM, authorities found Mayor Lowe asleep behind the wheel of his car.
Authorities say he appeared to intoxicated and his silver Honda Civic was badly damaged.
Mayor Lowe admitted to having 3 beers earlier in the night.
A blood alcohol test was performed, and although he tested under the limit, the arresting officer concluded he was impaired at the time of the crash.
Mayor Lowe has been charged with DUI and property damage.
The incumbent Mayor is set to face Ed Braddy in a run off election next month.
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