New Bern mayor faces more charges in alleged DWI incident in Havelock

Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 09:48 PM.

The blood test found no evidence of alcohol, but did find Benzodiazepine, a prescription psychoactive drug commonly used in treating anxiety, insomnia and seizures.

Attorney Bill Powers with Powers McCartan, PLLC, of Charlotte, has been hired to handle the case. Powers declined to make a statement.

New Bern attorney Marc Chesnutt said he no longer represents Bettis, who also is an attorney.

A special prosecutor, Isaac Avery III of Raleigh, is handling the Bettis case.

Bettis is scheduled to be in court Sept. 17 on the two misdemeanor charges, according to court papers. He is due in court on Oct. 3 on the other charges, records show.

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