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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The case is closed involving the arrest of WWAY News Director Scott Pickey.

Today Pickey pleaded guilty to failure to obey an officer. The charge stems from his arrest in January during Wilmington’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade when Pickey drove a WWAY news vehicle from the station’s parking lot despite orders by police not to leave the lot during the parade.

In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to drop a reckless driving charge against Pickey, who also had to complete driving school as part of the agreement and pay a $50 fine plus $190 court costs.

“I would like to thank Ben David and his DA’s office for working with me to solve this issue. I think we all learned valuable lessons,” Pickey said.

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