Lawmaker pleads guilty to DWI
Posted July 23, 2008
Carthage, N.C. — State Rep. Joe Boylan pleaded guilty Wednesday to drunken driving in connection with an April wreck.
Boylan, R-Moore, was charged with driving while impaired on April 10 when his car ran into a ditch on a rural road outside Cameron. His blood-alcohol was measured at 0.17, which is more than twice the state's 0.08 legal limit of intoxication.
He was given a 60-day suspended sentence and was placed on probation for 12 months and ordered to perform 24 hours of community service. He also must install an ignition locking system in his car to prevent him from driving after drinking.
Boylan, who lost his re-election bid in May, said in an interview shortly after his arrest that he has battled alcohol problems and was working to overcome it.