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State senator pleads guilty to drunken driving

November 3, 2017

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont state senator has pleaded guilty to drunken driving.

Debbie Ingram, a Democrat from Williston, entered the plea Thursday. She was sentenced to three months’ probation and ordered to pay a $300 fine.

Ingram was charged with DUI after driving off a road in Williston on Oct. 12. Her blood alcohol level was measured at more than twice the legal limit.

Ingram told the judge she was sorry for her behavior and grateful that no one was hurt.

In a statement after her arrest, Ingram said she had been in a 12-step treatment program for alcoholism, but had relapsed.

As part of a plea agreement, she will take a safe driving course and undergo more alcohol treatment.

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