Fenton Mayor Will Not Resign Despite Uproar Over Vehicle Crash

Josh Voyles says what happened is a "personal matter"

Kevin Killeen
January 30, 2019 - 8:19 am

Photo provided/City of Fenton

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FENTON, Mo. (KMOX) — The Mayor of Fenton says he has no plans to resign, despite the uproar over his leaving the scene of an accident after a night out on the town. 

Mayor Joshua Voyles tells KMOX what happened is a "personal matter," and he has settled with the owner of the parked truck he crashed into December 16, causing more than $5,000 in damages. 

Fenton Alderman Bob Brasses says, when police followed the trail of antifreeze from the crash and knocked on the mayor's door, he misled them with a story about a friend "Jack" driving him home.

"People are asking 'why wasn't there an investigation done?'" Brasses told KMOX's Kevin Killeen. "He said he even came from Hot Shots (Sports Bar). People that go there don't just drink soda and eat their delicious wings..."

Days later, Voyles admitted he was behind the wheel, but the owner of the parked truck he struck decided not to press charges.

Voyles says he received no special treatment from police. He also reiterated he will not only not resign, but that he will seek re-election.

Brasses is also running against Voyles for Mayor in April.