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Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 06/ 2/2010

Guilty plea in drunk driving case

By Washington Post editors

Sen. Richard G. Lugar's wife has pleaded guilty to drunk driving in Fairfax County last year, Crime Scene reports.

Charlene Lugar, 77, struck several parked cars in McLean, and later tested for a blood-alcohol level of 0.11.

Guilty plea in drunk driving case
11:11 a.m.

The wife of U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) has pleaded guilty to drunken driving, and a Northern Virginia judge has placed severe restrictions on her driver's license for the next year.

Charlene Lugar, 77, was charged with driving while intoxicated in November after hitting an unattended parked car in her McLean neighborhood in Fairfax County. Police spotted Lugar about two miles away from that parked car, still behind the wheel while smoke rose from the hood of her Buick.

Court records indicate her blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.11, above the legal limit of 0.08.

The judge suspended a 30-day jail sentence, but for the next year she is only allowed to drive to volunteer work and alcohol safety classes, and only during daytime hours.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | June 2, 2010; 11:11 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  | Tags:  Sen. Richard Lugar, drunk driving, dwi  
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People make stupid mistakes. So what? Now had this been the wife of a Congress man who has been trying to promote prohibition to come back or one who has been very vocal against alocohol consumption, this might be interesting, but until then, bor-ing.

Posted by: schnauzer2 | June 2, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

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