Former CRVA chief arrested for DWI

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The former chief executive of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority was arrested for driving while impaired Tuesday, according to the Mecklenburg County Jail.

Timothy Edward Newman, 47, was arrested by the NC Highway Patrol and charged with driving while impaired and hit and run causing property damage, according to the jail.

The arrest affidavit list Newman's blood alcohol level as 0.14.

The incident was reported along Interstate 77 at 10:08 p.m.

Newman left the CRVA in February, after he was demoted to a sales position.

Charlotte City Council had withheld public funds from the CRVA after a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers raised questions about how funds were being used to pay for employee expenses.

The CRVA hired former hotel development executive Tom Murray in December to run the organization.

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