The Mobile County 911 Director was arrested early Sunday in Baldwin County and charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

Daphne Police arrested Charlie McNichol, 58, and booked him into the Baldwin County jail at 2:19 a.m. He was released at 10:38 a.m.

This is not the first time McNichol has been arrested on suspicion of DUI. He was arrested in 2018 in Spanish Fort and again on Halloween 2020 in Daphne.

Following the 2018 arrest, McNichol released a statement that he was facing life stressors and health issues and did not handle them well. He said he was embarrassed and was not making an excuse for his actions.

McNichol, who lives in Loxley, previously served as the assistant chief of the Daphne Police Department. He also worked as a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Mobile until he was charged with theft of government property. McNichol pleaded guilty in 2007 to that charge and was given a year of probation after prosecutors said he leaked information in a corruption case.

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