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Former Valley Park Mayor In Court Today

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Valley Park Mayor Nathan Grellner during a board meeting on July 2, 2012 (Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Valley Park Mayor Nathan Grellner during a board meeting on July 2, 2012 (Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

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VALLEY PARK, MO (KMOX) – Former Valley Park mayor Nathan Grellner will be in a Jefferson County courtroom this morning in connection with a police altercation last June during which a Byrnes Mill police officer alleged that Grellner was drunk and tried to spit on him.

The six charges brought against Grellner by the Jefferson County prosecuting attorney include driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs, assaulting an officer, unlawfully using drug paraphernalia, speeding and driving an unregistered vehicle.

2012 was a rough year for Grellner who resigned as Valley Park mayor on July 26 after skipping six months of board meetings. As first uncovered by KMOX, Grellner was also using the city credit card on home appliances and at a strip club. For weeks, he resisted calls to resign.

But months before his troubles, Grellner had no problem commenting when a Valley Park alderman was arrested for DUI.

“It’s rather shocking and rather embarrassing. Quite embarrassing,” he told KMOX on February 22 of last year. “It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, where you’re from… you always have to do the right thing.”

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