HOLLYWOOD (CBS4) – Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober is calling for the resignation of the city manager after his recent run in with the law.
Doug Hewett, named new Hollywood City Manager less than three months ago, was arrested for suspicion of DUI on Easter Sunday, April 8th, in North Miami. The arrest caught the attention of the media just last week.
Hewett, 41, gave two breath samples at the police station which showed his blood-alcohol content levels were .145 and .139, well above Florida’s legal limit of .08.
Bober confirmed to CBS4 Wednesday that he was concerned about a number of things regarding the arrest, namely information posted on Hewett’s personal Twitter account where he addressed the incident, and Hewett’s apparent lack of transparency to the City Commission regarding the details surrounding the DUI.
“I can confirm I was stopped by a Miami-Dade police officer in April on suspicion of driving under the influence. At the time of the incident, I advised each member of the City Commission who expressed their concerns about this serious matter,” Hewett said in a statement when details of the arrest came to light. “Given the nature of this incident, I’ve retained an attorney. On his advice, I’m unable to discuss the facts of this case at this point. However, I deeply regret how this may negatively reflect on the city of Hollywood. I look forward to resolving this matter and continuing to serve the city.”
Hewett had no comment when asked about Bober’s request for his resignation.
Hewett began as city manager Feb. 27th. He earns $172,000 a year.