Mississippi state lawmaker was found guilty of driving under the influence
Monday, Aug. 9, in Lafayette County, MS, Justice Court.
Tommy Robertson, R-Moss Point, was fined $623.50 and ordered to complete an
alcohol safety program.
of Mississippi police officers arrested Robertson last September after he
failed a field sobriety test following an accident shortly after midnight at
the Alumni Hotel in Oxford, MS.
49, was returning to the hotel following the Ole Miss-Texas Tech football game,
when the accident occurred.
drunken driving conviction is not Robertson’s first. In 1997, he pleaded guilty
to DUI in Biloxi, MS. He said then that he had been in Biloxi watching football
with friends and was stopped on his way home to Moss Point.
testified Monday that Robertson’s eyes were red and dilated, his speech was
slurred and he had difficulty walking. He also tested positive for alcohol on a
portable breath test.
has served in the state Senate since 1992.
Minnesota state Rep. Tom Rukavina pleaded guilty Aug. 6 to drunken driving.
54, entered the guilty plea to fourth-degree driving while impaired before
Sixth District Judicial Judge Gary Pagliachetti in the St. Louis County
Courthouse in Virginia, MN.
Democratic-Farmer-Laborer from Virginia was pulled over about 1:30 a.m. July
31, when he was seen driving erratically on U.S. Highway 169 in Mountain Iron,
MN. He took a blood-alcohol test at the county jail and registered 0.15
received a sentence of two years probation. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine
and a $60 surcharge, which he paid after his sentencing.
has served in the state House since 1986. He is being opposed in the Nov. 2
general election by Republican Gerald Williams of Gilbert.