Parkville Mayor Nan Johnston arrested for drunk driving, sheriff’s office says

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PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — Parkville Mayor Nan Johnston was arrested for drunk driving over the weekend, according to the Platte County Sheriff’s Office.

Johnston was stopped on 9 Highway near Eastside Drive at 1:18 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, Major Erik Holland stated. She was arrested shortly after and posted the $1,000 bond around 3:30 a.m.

The sheriff’s office has not release any further information at this time.

The city’s board of aldermen told FOX4 they are considering her future leading the city.

Alderman Dave Rittman said it’s an unfortunate incident and will have to be addressed, but to his knowledge, the aldermen have no authority to remove or discipline a mayor under these circumstances.

Board member Doug Wylie echoed Rittman’s statement, saying Johnston has been a popular leader in Parkville, but her arrest will certainly be a point of concern.

So far there is no court date for Johnston.

While the mayor would not comment on the case, she told FOX4 she hopes it doesn’t affect her future with the city of Parkville.

Johnston was elected as mayor in April 2014 and re-elected in both 2016 and 2019, according to Parkville’s website. Prior to being mayor, she served six years as a Ward 4 alderman on the Board of Aldermen from 2008 through 2014.

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