Kris Jordinelli. (Handout)

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Brighton City Councilman Kris Jordinelli, who faces a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence after an incident with Brighton police this summer, resigned from his council position Friday.

A city statement said the remaining council members will take the next steps to fill the vacancy at a future meeting.

Jordinelli was elected in 2020. His first court appearance — a pretrial conference, according to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office — is set for 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7.