Mailer attacks Chattanooga City Council candidate Jerry Mitchell over DUI arrest

photo District 2 city commission candidate Jerry Mitchell.

Arkansas-Tennessee Live Blog

A mailer attacking Chattanooga City Council candidate Jerry Mitchell for a 13-year-old drunken driving charge in Florida has drawn Mitchell's ire and a disavowal from the two other candidates in the District 2 race.

"I made the mistake, I paid for it and I learned from it," Mitchell said Wednesday.

The mailer is being sent out by local watchdog group Little Chicago Watch. The mailer includes a mug shot from Mitchell's arrest and gives details of the DUI charge in Sarasota, Fla., while he was Chattanooga's Parks and Recreation director.

The mailer cites records saying Mitchell was combative with authorities.