A Vermont state representative has admitted to one count of negligent driving after initially being charged with drunken driving stemming from a January traffic stop arrest.
The Burlington Free Press reports 66-year-old Rep. Stephen Carr, a Brandon Democrat, pleaded guilty to the amended charge last week in superior court in Barre.
Attorney Brooks McArthur says Carr must pay a $400 fine and undergo an alcohol and driving education program. The lawmaker completed 20 hours of community service prior to his sentencing.
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Carr was stopped on Jan. 14 after officers observed him driving erratically and approximately 15 mph above the speed limit along state Route 62. Police say he had a blood alcohol content of 0.149 at the scene.
The Legislature has taken no formal action against Carr.