Flippin Mayor is in trouble again with the law.
James "J. J." Hudson is free on bond after being arrested Saturday morning on charges of DWI-drugs and failure to yield following a two-vehicle accident in Flippin. Both charges are misdemeanors. A State Police spokesperson in Harrison confirmed this morning that the 55-year-old Hudson was charged by State Police Corporal Matt Sheley after the Flippin Police Department requested help in investigating the non-injury accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 178 and Airport Road at 10:20 a.m. Saturday.
The state police spokesman said the DWI-drugs charge does not necessarily mean illegal drugs noting driving under the influence-drug can involve a person driving under the influence of prescription medication.
The Flippin mayor says he has no public comment on the incident at this time, although he did say he has no intentions of resigning.
Hudson was charged just over a year ago with public intoxication and battery in the third degree following an altercation at an apartment complex in Flippin.