Belmont city manager pleads guilty to...

Belmont city manager pleads guilty to drunken driving in fall 2008 wreck

There are 14 comments on the The Gaston Gazette story from Jul 28, 2009, titled Belmont city manager pleads guilty to drunken driving in fall 2008 wreck. In it, The Gaston Gazette reports that:

Belmont's city manager was sentenced to two years of probation and had his driver's license revoked for a month after pleading guilty Monday to drunken driving in an October wreck.

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Concerned CU Member

Orlando, FL

#1 Jul 29, 2009
What kind of example is your city leaders setting and why is Mr.Webb still on the board at my credit union?
Tyrone Shoelaces

United States

#2 Jul 29, 2009
Welcome to Belmont.
Wine Head

Charlotte, NC

#3 Jul 29, 2009
It aint like he killed anybody..
Truthful

Charlotte, NC

#4 Jul 29, 2009
I suppose none of you guys has ever gotten behind the wheel when you shouldn't have. Don't be so judgemental.
Tyrone Shoelaces

United States

#5 Jul 29, 2009
The punishment does not fit the crime for this silver spoon brat. A lot of good people in the same situation has lost their jobs and children over this type of offence. Some get their wrist slapped and some get the book throwed at them. Welcome to Gaston county.
Irl Dixon

Raleigh, NC

#6 Jul 30, 2009
Tyrone Shoelaces wrote:
The punishment does not fit the crime for this silver spoon brat. A lot of good people in the same situation has lost their jobs and children over this type of offence. Some get their wrist slapped and some get the book throwed at them. Welcome to Gaston county.
I highly resent your unwarranted attack on Barry. He is a hard working dedicated man who has worked his way up from the bottom. If we all lost our jobs and family over one mistake, everyone in this country would be unemployed and on welfare. Think about that the next time you run a stop light, exceed the speed limit, or use your cell phone while driving, etc. Barry's mistake was bad but he has admitted it, apologized to the town and Council, and accepted his penalty. It's time to move on.

Since: May 09

Belmont

#7 Jul 30, 2009
Irl Dixon wrote:
<quoted text>I highly resent your unwarranted attack on Barry. He is a hard working dedicated man who has worked his way up from the bottom. If we all lost our jobs and family over one mistake, everyone in this country would be unemployed and on welfare. Think about that the next time you run a stop light, exceed the speed limit, or use your cell phone while driving, etc. Barry's mistake was bad but he has admitted it, apologized to the town and Council, and accepted his penalty. It's time to move on.
Right on Irl. "Even the worthy Homer sometimes nods".
Tyrone Shoelaces

Lexington, KY

#8 Jul 30, 2009
Irl Dixon wrote:
<quoted text>I highly resent your unwarranted attack on Barry. He is a hard working dedicated man who has worked his way up from the bottom. If we all lost our jobs and family over one mistake, everyone in this country would be unemployed and on welfare. Think about that the next time you run a stop light, exceed the speed limit, or use your cell phone while driving, etc. Barry's mistake was bad but he has admitted it, apologized to the town and Council, and accepted his penalty. It's time to move on.
I am not attacking Barry . I did know his name until his friends spoke up for him on this topix. I read a story in the paper about the City Manager getting such a light sentence, Well I guess I was a little jealous because I didnt get a light sentence. Carry on Barry. Im sure you are an exellent City Manager. You have lots of friends.
Tyrone Shoelaces

Lexington, KY

#9 Jul 30, 2009
My keyboard has too much copenhagen in it . I meant to say I didnt know his name.
Wine Head

Charlotte, NC

#10 Jul 31, 2009
Filth has no excuse...
LEO

Cherryville, NC

#11 Jul 31, 2009
As someone who locks people up for DWI, I think it is bull that he got off so light. Any other average person would automatically have lost his or her license for 30 days, and then upon pleading guilty had it revoked for another year. Twice the limit is not even close to bad judgement. Is it not comical that he would approve fines for unauthorized lawn watering last year that were almost equal to his fine. Bunch of crap, bet if any regular city worker had been in the same boat and had a BAC of .15 they would have lost their job. Good old boy sytem in Belmont will never die. Wish it had been me that responded, I would have certainly treated him the same as anyone else. Highway patrol and MADD should be outraged. Everytime someone gets off or a light sentence on a DWI MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) are right there to put pressure on those that delivered the sentence, where are they now?
Tyrone Shoelaces

United States

#12 Aug 2, 2009
LEO wrote:
As someone who locks people up for DWI, I think it is bull that he got off so light. Any other average person would automatically have lost his or her license for 30 days, and then upon pleading guilty had it revoked for another year. Twice the limit is not even close to bad judgement. Is it not comical that he would approve fines for unauthorized lawn watering last year that were almost equal to his fine. Bunch of crap, bet if any regular city worker had been in the same boat and had a BAC of .15 they would have lost their job. Good old boy sytem in Belmont will never die. Wish it had been me that responded, I would have certainly treated him the same as anyone else. Highway patrol and MADD should be outraged. Everytime someone gets off or a light sentence on a DWI MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) are right there to put pressure on those that delivered the sentence, where are they now?
Thanks Leo, I agree with with you. I rest my case.
Irl Dixon

Raleigh, NC

#13 Aug 3, 2009
LEO wrote:
As someone who locks people up for DWI, I think it is bull that he got off so light. Any other average person would automatically have lost his or her license for 30 days, and then upon pleading guilty had it revoked for another year. Twice the limit is not even close to bad judgement. Is it not comical that he would approve fines for unauthorized lawn watering last year that were almost equal to his fine. Bunch of crap, bet if any regular city worker had been in the same boat and had a BAC of .15 they would have lost their job. Good old boy sytem in Belmont will never die. Wish it had been me that responded, I would have certainly treated him the same as anyone else. Highway patrol and MADD should be outraged. Everytime someone gets off or a light sentence on a DWI MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) are right there to put pressure on those that delivered the sentence, where are they now?
Barry did lose his driving privileges for a year. He can only drive back and forth to work. He lives less than a mile from City Hall.
Tyrone Shoelaces

United States

#14 Aug 3, 2009
Irl Dixon wrote:
<quoted text>Barry did lose his driving privileges for a year. He can only drive back and forth to work. He lives less than a mile from City Hall.
If this is true. The story in the paper is wrong. I apologize to you Barry.

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