Governor's son pleads guilty to driving while intoxicated

2 years 10 months 2 days ago Wednesday, December 16 2015 Dec 16, 2015 Wednesday, December 16, 2015 2:38:00 PM CST December 16, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon's son was sentenced to 30 days of home detention and two years of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated as a prior offender.

Willson W. Nixon, of Branson, entered the plea Wednesday in Boone County Court. His home detention will begin Thursday.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Columbia police arrested the Willson Nixon in August after he hit a parked car while driving without headlights.

After the hearing, Wally Bley, one of Willson Nixon's lawyers, said his client accepted responsibility for his mistake but does not have a drinking problem.

Willson Nixon pleaded guilty in June to driving with an excessive blood-alcohol content after he was arrested in Columbia in May for running a red light.

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