An Alton Alderman has been charged with DUI following a minor accident near his home late Monday. 42 year old Myles "Mick" McCahill was cited for DUI and improper lane usage after the vehicle he was driving struck a parked car on Langdon Street, near his home. McCahill ran for mayor in 2005, and was elected as 2nd Ward Alderman in 2009.
An Alton Police report indicates the arresting officer followed McCahill's vehicle after he allegedly rolled through a stop sign at 4th and Henry, heading north on Henry just after 11pm Monday. The officer followed the vehicle and reports the driving was erratic while traveling on Henry, and then a left turn was made onto 6th Street with no turn signal. The officer activated his emergency lights and McCahill turned onto Langdon, where he struck the rear end of another vehicle in his attempt to stop. McCahill refused a DUI breath test, but the officer says he appeared unsteady during a field sobriety test and was difficult to understand. McCahill was taken into custody, posted bond and was released.