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Officials restrict Flint councilman's city access

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FLINT, MI (AP) -

Officials have limited the access and powers of a Flint city councilman accused of drunken driving and marijuana possession.

Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley issued an order Friday that limits Councilman Eric Mays' access to city offices and communication with staff. Earley also ruled Mays can only speak at council meetings if he's recognized by the body's president.

Mays was charged last week with the misdemeanors stemming from a November 30th arrest in Genesee Township. He has resisted calls to resign.

Mays says the order is unfair and unprecedented. He also disputes allegations made by Earley the councilman was verbally abusive to city employees.

Voters on November 5th elected Mays, who pleaded guilty to felonious assault in 1987 and served a year of probation.

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