NC official pleads guilty to 2nd DWI in 3 years


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Submitted: Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:08pm
Updated: Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:10pm
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SALISBURY, NC (AP) — A Rowan County commissioner has been
sentenced to two years unsupervised probation after pleading guilty
to drunken driving.

The Salisbury Post reports Tuesday that it was Commissioner
Jon Barber’s second driving while impaired plea
since 2008. He must surrender his driver’s license and pay a $1,000
fine.

Barber was re-elected last November. He was arrested May 8 after
crashing his car into a ditch. His blood-alcohol level was 0.21
percent.

His attorney, David Bingham, says Barber is attending Alcoholics
Anonymous and entered a rehabilitation program.

Barber pleaded guilty in 2008 after a deputy found him passed
out in his car. In 2010, he resigned from his teaching job.

Barber is set to appear in court in October on a charge he stole
a $2.99 bottle of wine in April.

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