Hercules city councilmember may face DUI, weapon charges

November 13, 2010 12:38:20 AM PST
A Hercules city councilmember may face charges of drunk driving and carrying a concealed weapon, after he was pulled over this week.

Police say 65-year-old Joe Eddy McDonald was stopped after he made an illegal turn.

McDonald says he had one cocktail at lunch, but did not think he was intoxicated. He plans to contest any charges.

Police also found a loaded firearm in the glove compartment of his car.

McDonald lost his re-election bid last week.