Plymouth Residents Ask Councilmember To Resign Following Arrest

By: Antje Johnson
By: Antje Johnson
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Several residents in Plymouth showed up at Monday night's council meeting to ask for the resignation of councilmember Aneka Gibson after she was charged with DWI & hit and run.

Gibson didn't attend the meeting.

The Washington County jail told us prior to Monday night that Gibson had posted bail and been released, but Mayor Brian Roth told us she had called him in advance saying she wasn't feeling well enough to attend.

Plymouth's citizens had plenty to say during the public comment period, encouraging that Gibson resign.

Gregory Boston said, "We going to also ask Miss Gibson to do the right thing. I'm not putting Miss Gibson down, but I'm praying for her and her husband and her family also."

Gibson was charged with felony hit and run, D.W.I., not having insurance or inspection, and fictitious tags.

She has been a councilmember since March.

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Troopers say a Plymouth town council member is charged with a hit and run Thursday which sent a 14 year old girl to the hospital. They say 42 year old Aneka Gibson blew a .27 on a breathalyzer test which is more than three times the legal limit. She is charged with DWI, felony hit and run, having no insurance or inspection,and fictitious tags

Police say they found Gibson at her home after a girl was hit by a truck as she walked down the street in Plymouth Thursday night and the red Dodge pickup took off.

The girl was hit on East Main Street in Plymouth in Washington County around 6:30pm when a truck driving in the opposite direction hit her and kept going after the incident in front of 910 East Main Street.

A witness says the girl was hit by the mirror of the truck and was very confused when he found her. The girl was flown to Vidant Medical Center.

Sgt. Beau Daniel says while the 14-year-old does not have life-threatening injuries, she may have permanent facial injuries.

Plymouth Mayor Brian Roth says because Gibson was appointed to the position, under state law they cannot remove her. Roth says Gibson would have to resign, but they have yet to speak to her about that.

The next town council meeting is Monday night.

Plymouth police initially investigated the accident, but when they learned it involved a council member police asked the Highway Patrol to handle the investigation.


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