Mayor of Helper Asked to Step Down

Jan 6, 2012

At least one constituent is demanding that the mayor of Helper resign as he faces a drunken driving charge.

The demand was made Thursday during a crowded Helper City Council meeting. Mayor Dean Armstrong was told his conduct is putting town residents in peril and that resigning would give him the chance to get his personal matters in order. Armstrong says he will not resign.

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulled Armstrong over in November for rolling his car through a stop sign in Price. The Mayor reportedly told the trooper he wouldn't pass a sobriety test, and then was arrested. He has pleaded not guilty to the DUI charge.