ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A local mayor, accused of spitting on police during a DWI arrest, tells FOX 2 that`s not what happened.
There were calls for Valley Park mayor, Nathan Grellner, to step down at tonight’s Board of Aldermen meeting.
Grellner admitted to drinking, and probably shouldn’t have been driving on June 5th. Byrnes Mill Police pulled him over for speeding just after 11pm that night on Highway 30 near Old Gravois Road. Police arrested him for suspicion of drunk driving. Grellner says police beat him, un-provoked, and he required 14 stitches in his chin. He claimed he did not spit on anyone.
He has yet to relay his side of the story to residents. On Monday night, the board called for his resignation, citing the arrest, his repeated absences from meetings, and now between $2,400-$4,700 dollars worth of un-accounted for expenditures on a city Mastercard. The city attorney says Grellner has been treated for exhaustion. Aldermen approved an audit of the master card account tonight and the account has been closed.