Mesa councilman pleads guilty in DUI case
Jul. 20, 2017
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa councilman has pleaded guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated after being arrested in May.
The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/2tu82bS ) Ryan Winkle will serve six days in jail and 49 days of home detention.
The Tempe city prosecutor's office says Winkle pleaded guilty to the charges at Tempe Municipal Court.
Tempe police say Winkle was given a criminal citation for DUI on May 7 after the car he was driving was reportedly weaving in the roadway before it was pulled over. Police say he exhibited signs and symptoms consistent with impairment during the traffic stop.
Authorities say he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.22 percent, nearly three times the state's legal limit for drivers.
The councilman announced in May he was taking a voluntary leave of absence.