A special prosecutor has been appointed by Flint City Attorney Peter Bade in the case against newly elected Flint City Councilman Eric Mays. Michael Gildner - who in his 19 year career has practiced law in Genesee, Oakland and Lapeer Counties - was appointed to make sure "to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, and to ensure integrity in the prosecution of any such charges" according to a news release from the City of Flint.

Mays was arrested around 3 a.m. on November 30th on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, no proof of insurance and failure to submit to fingerprinting. Police say they found Mays on I-475 trying to change a tire on a car with four flats. Mays has yet to be arraigned on the charges.