VALLEY PARK, Mo. (KMOX)-Valley Park Mayor Nathan Grellner, who was reportedly arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and confronting police officers in Byrnes Mill Tuesday night, is checking into a hospital for exhaustion.
That’s according to Valley Park City Attorney Eric Martin, who tells KMOX, “He’s only 27-years-old this is his second term as a mayor for a city of 7,000 without a city administrator. He has been working 12-hour days, six days a week along with his uncle to run retail business and he’s expecting his first child in August.”
Martin says the city is not commenting on Grellner’s reported arrest. The St. Louis Post Dispatch says Grellner led officers on a short pursuit and at one point officers had to put a mask on him to prevent him from spitting at them. Byrnes Mill Police have not returned calls to confirm the story.
His case has not yet been turned over to prosecutors.