A city attorney in southeast Kansas is resigning after his second drunken driving arrest in two years.

Galena Mayor Dale Oglesby says the resignation of 52-year-old Kevin Cure takes effect Friday. The Joplin Globe reports that Cure was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated. Cure didn't immediately return a phone message that The Associated Press left at his law office.

Police say Cure was arrested Tuesday in the parking lot of a Joplin, Missouri, restaurant. A passenger faces an obstruction charge over accusations that she refused to remain in the car and that she tried to involve herself with the field sobriety tests.

Cure has been Galena's city attorney since 2004. In March 2014, he was arrested in Joplin on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.