The mayor of Old Monroe in eastern Missouri has pleaded guilty to a drunk-driving crash that occurred last September in St. Peters, which caused serious injuries to two other people. The felony charges against the 36-year-old former Mayor will require him to give up his elected office, a position he has had for over 10 years.
The former mayor was able to exchange his four-year jail term with a guilty plea that reduced his sentence to five years of probation. The former mayor will serve 120 days house arrest and will also have to attend a treatment program. The 36-year-old man resigned from his position on May 18. Convicted felons are prohibited by Missouri law from holding elective office. The former elected official claims he hasn't had a drink since the crash.
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