County supervisor charged with DUI, careless driving
Published 9:12 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2018
CORINTH (AP) — Authorities say a county supervisor in Mississippi has been charged with driving under the influence and careless driving.
Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Master Sgt. Ray Hall tell news outlets that District 1 Prentiss County Supervisor James Plaxico was arrested at a safety checkpoint north of Corinth on U.S. Hwy. 45 on Saturday around 10:30 p.m.
Troopers confirmed with WTVA-TV that the 59-year-old was driving a county-owned vehicle at the time of his arrest. Plaxico was booked into the Alcorn County Jail and released on a $2,000 bond.
Plaxico has apologized to the people of his district, Prentiss County and the board of supervisors. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.