Thursday, July 30, 2015

Representative pleads guilty to DWI charge, blames Nixon

Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, pleaded guilty today in Boone County Circuit Court to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.

Hinson said the plea was the best option he had out of three presented to him by Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Todd Richardson.

He blamed Gov. Nixon's administration and publicity from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for his guilty plea.

From the Columbia Tribune:

He waived formal arraignment and pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge filed Wednesday. Sodergren accepted the deal struck between Hinson’s attorney and Cole County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Richardson to pay a fine of $500 plus court costs.

“He gave me basically three options, and that was the best of the three evils,” Hinson said of Richardson. He did not say what the other possible charges being discussed were.

“The other options were worse,” Hinson said. “You had people from the administration that was pushing for the worse options.”

The accident came to light July 20 when the St. Louis Post-Dispatch obtained a copy of the accident report. “Once that came out, there was a whole lot of pressure put on to do something,” Hinson said.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

He acts like what he did wasn't bad. What a dick.

Anonymous said...

obama's fault

Anonymous said...

Nixon couldn't hit water if his giant ass fell out of a boat, let alone get a representative pinched.

Witness his buffoonery at Ferguson.

Anonymous said...

The DWI event happened on Feb 2 but just recently came to light. How can this guy blame the newspaper for publishing the DWI? Why doesn't he take PERSONAL responsibility (blame himself). Nothing like feeling above the law.

Anonymous said...

Typical entitled democRAT behavior.

Steve Holmes said...

9:58

DemocRAT? Um... He's a Republican, isn't he? Or is that sarcasm on your part?

Anonymous said...

9:58--are you trying to be sarcastic or did you miss that the typical entitled doofus is a Republic?!?

Anonymous said...

He blamed publicity from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for his guilty plea...cockroaches don't like the light...

Anonymous said...

He should have used his Obama phone to have UBER pour him home!

Anonymous said...

Wow.... What's going on with the Righteous Right? DWI, Affairs with Interns.....

I'm sure that it's because someone killed a lion!!