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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram’s son pleaded guilty earlier this month to drunken driving following an April arrest in Brunswick County.

John W. Ingram VI, 21, pleaded guilty May 3 to DWI level 5 and received a 60-day suspended jail sentenced, 12 months of unsupervised probation and 24 hours of community service, according to the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office.

He also has to pay $660 in fines including $290 in court costs, a $100 fine, and a $250 community service fee.

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7 Comments on "UPDATED: Sheriff’s son pleads guilty to DWI"

2015 years 9 months ago

At least this young man had the morals and courage to admit fault, accept his punishment and try to move forward in a positive way, UNLIKE the LT. with the NHCSD that was charged (not yet gone to trial, due to delay after delay on his part) He has delayed the trial for so long that maybe he thinks because he resigned from his position as a Lt. with the NHCSD that in itself should be punishment enough….PRIME EXAMPLE of why individuals in New Hanover County who are charged with a DUI aren’t scared to delay the process…..punishment in NHC does NOT fit the crime…..first DUI or fifth…..delay it long enough….. ya walk right outta there with a slap on the back and “don’t do it again speech”

2015 years 9 months ago

He DID lose his license…and for a YEAR. He has not got any special treatment whatsoever. No, he is not more special than anyone else just because of his dad. He can’t help who he father is, but he sure did lose his license and has plenty of fees to pay.

2015 years 9 months ago

Why didn’t he lose his license? That is suppose to happen when you get a DWI. I know some people that had a DWI & they all lost their license for a year. He is no better than anyone else, even if he is the sherriff’s son. He should lose his license like everyone else.

2015 years 9 months ago

I wish the court system would hold all drunk drivers accountable and not just the sheriff’s son. It is way too easy for drunk drivers to get an attorney to get them out of the charges.

2015 years 9 months ago

Any one else in Brunswick county would have loss their drivers license for 1 year for 1st DWI. YOu can get a driving permit to drive to work only but the sheriff’s son didn’t even lose his license??? Nothing to be proud of in my opinion. I have a family member right that had a clean driving records and got their 1st DWI and loss drivers license for one year. Was told by DA and lawyer it is automatic loss of DL in NC for 1st DWI.

2015 years 9 months ago

I don’t like what his son did. But Brunswick County can be proud to have a sheriff that stands against this stuff, even when its his son.

Sure the Sheriff got bit of a ‘black eye’, from his adult son messing up. But he always blamed only his son, never tried to pull any strings, and stood firmly against this, and all DWI’s.

2015 years 9 months ago

The Sheriff and his son did the right thing. Their is a guy just went to Court on May 18 who had felony hit and run DWI resisating a officer and they tazed him and he got off and was laughing about it. He said this was his 5th DWI and walked.


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