NC official pleads guilty to 2nd DWI in 3 years


    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

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    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

    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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