Teen wil accept Alburtis Borough Council position despite his arrests

    A baby-faced teen elected to a borough council seat says he’ll take office in January despite a trio of arrests.

    Nineteen-year-old Kyle Bower tells The Morning Call of Allentown that “everyone deserves a second chance” and he’s decided to take the Alburtis Borough Council seat he won in November.

    Before November’s election Bower publicly said he wouldn’t take the seat but has now changed his mind. The Morning Call report says Bower was charged in July with stalking an ex-girlfriend. A couple of weeks before the election Bower was charged with resisting arrest and other counts in an alcohol-related incident.

     

    Bower calls the stalking charge “petty” and the other charges “just a situation that involved drinking.” Bower was previously admitted to a pretrial diversion program after another alcohol-related arrest.

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