Ex-ISU lecturer pleads guilty, fined for public intoxication
NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University lecturer arrested last year for public intoxication during class has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.
The Des Moines Register reports that 56-year-old Gordon Branch Knight has pleaded guilty to first-offense public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor.
Knight had been charged with second-offense public intoxication, a serious misdemeanor with penalties of up to a year in jail.
Knight was fined $200 plus court fees at a mid-March court hearing in the case.
Knight, who was philosophy and religious studies lecturer, was teaching a class in November when campus police arrested him. Court records showed it was his third alcohol-related arrest in little more than a year.
Knight is no longer employed at the university.
Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com