Davidson commissioner charged with impaired boating
LEXINGTON (AP) — A Davidson County commissioner has been accused of driving a motorboat while impaired and failure to cooperate with police.
The Dispatch of Lexington reported that Todd Yates, 47, was stopped by an officer with the Wildlife Resources Commission who saw his boat speeding in a no-wake zone of High Rock Lake.
Sgt. Anthony Sharum with the wildlife commission says the officer attempted to do a safety inspection Saturday and Yates was not cooperative. Sharum says the officer saw open beer cans on the boat.
Yates is charged with operating a motorboat while impaired, resisting a public officer, refusal to allow inspection and driving a motorboat in a no-wake zone.
Yates’ attorney, Steve Barnhill, would not talk about the case.
Yates was elected to the commission in 2010.