Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 7:08am.

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. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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