Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe Accepts Plea Deal and His DUI Case Will Not Go To Trial
GAINESVILLE - In a developing story, the mayor of Gainesville has just entered into an agreement with the state attorney that puts his DUI charges to rest, at least for now.
Because Mayor Lowe is a first time offender, Bill Cervone and the state attorney's office has allowed the mayor to participate in a DUI intervention program.
This means he will no longer have a pre trial hearing, and this case will not go before a judge if he complies with all the rules of the deal.
In a statement, the state attorney said the facts of the case were considered, along with the mayor's personal but not political background.
They also cite that the case involves a breath test with a result of .06 which is below the legal limit.
They also say the mayor's field tests suggest but not conclusively prove that the mayor was too drunk to drive.
They also assure that the mayor has been treated as anyone else would be.
Some of the stipulations of the deal include 50 hours of community service, completing DUI school, an alcohol abuse evaluation, and suspension of his drivers license for 14 days.
If the mayor doesn't comply with all the rules in the deal, the deal will be thrown out and his case will go to court.
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