Earlville mayor resigns after DWI arrest

A Central New York mayor has resigned after being caught with an open can of beer in his car.

On Wednesday night, Mark Doeberl resigned as mayor of the village of Earlville. The village board of trustees held a special meeting where Doeberl gave his resignation.

Last Friday, Doeberl was stopped at a DWI checkpoint. Police found an open can of beer in his car and say his breath smelled of alcohol.

Deputy Mayor William Excell will now step in as mayor of the village and will remain mayor until March when he says an election will be held. Excell tells CNY Central that he is ready to become mayor and plans to run for the position during the next election.

Excell tells us Doeberl regretted leaving his post as mayor but needed to resign because of personal reasons.