Carson City Mayor Target of Recall Petition after DUI

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CARSON CITY (AP) - Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira has become
the target of a recall petition following his guilty plea to a
first offense charge of driving under the influence.
Officials yesterday announced that resident Rheba Montrose filed
the petition April 19th with the Clerk-Recorder's Office. She has
90 days to collect 55-hundred-29 signatures, or 25 percent of the
total votes cast in the 2004 mayor's race.
Montrose's action came a week after the 72-year-old mayor was
sentenced to 46 hours of community service and slapped with at
least 850 dollars in fines and fees.
Montrose says she thinks Teixeira should have resigned because
of the conviction.
Teixeira was out of town and did not immediately return calls to
his cell phone.
The mayor was stopped by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper on
March 5th in Carson City and arrested after failing a field
sobriety test.
If enough valid signatures are gathered, officials say, the
recall election would take place within two months of the petition
being submitted.

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