A man who was high on pot when he killed a popular youth minister and his young son in a wreck in 1997 will be back in court Thursday facing new drunken driving charges.
The defendant, now 34, was charged as a chronic DWI offender earlier this year after a police officer saw him crash into a large rock and sign near a Winfield gas station, then drive off. Police said he was under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine at the time.
He was charged as a persistent DWI offender and with three misdemeanors — operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, operating a vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
He currently is free after posting $20,000 bail.
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Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Source: Washington Post
The charge against the Cleveland Browns wide receiver has been pending since July.
In lieu of a 60-day suspended jail sentence, Gordon received 12 months’ unsupervised probation, a $100 fine and $290 in court costs as a result of the plea, according to the Wake County Clerk of Courts office. He also had his driver’s license suspended.
A league source told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder that Gordon pleaded guilty Tuesday in the hopes he can avoid a mandatory two-game suspension, which is one of the new rules that would be enacted when the NFL and NFLPA formalize a new drug policy, something that could happen any day.
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