Elected official Curtis Wells, who serves on the Grayson County Fiscal Court as Magistrate for the county’s sixth district, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Wells went before a special prosecutor and judge on Oct. 11 to enter his plea, according to court records. He was ordered to attend an alcohol driver’s education program and counseling in addition to paying hefty fines for the DUI charge and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.
His driver’s license was suspended for 30 days.
Wells will serve no jail time for the offense as long as he avoids any additional charges for the next two years. Should another DUI charge be brought against him, he would face 30 days imprisonment.
The guilty plea followed an August 4, 2013 incident during which Wells was arrested by the Kentucky State Police along the Western Kentucky Parkway at around mile marker 117.
Wells’ vehicle was pulled off of the roadway in the emergency lane when Trooper Brandon Brooks made contact with Wells and arrested both the magistrate and a passenger in the vehicle.
Wells was briefly lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center following the arrest, and was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond while he awaited the Oct. hearing.