Mayor pleads guilty to DWI, loses license for 3 months

A southern New Jersey mayor has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge, blaming alcohol and medication for impairing him last year.

Mayor pleads guilty to DWI, loses license for

Mayor pleads guilty to DWI, loses license for 3 months

CARNEY'S POINT - A southern New Jersey mayor has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge, blaming alcohol and medication for impairing him last year.

Paulsboro Mayor W. Jeffery Hamilton apologized after his guilty plea Wednesday, telling reporters outside a Salem County courthouse that he made a mistake and wants to move on.

Police pulled Hamilton over in the early morning hours of Dec. 20 after a woman reported a car swerving nearby. He was arrested after sobriety and breath tests.

His attorney, Charles Block, says Hamilton was on several medications that exacerbated the effects of alcohol on him.

A judge suspended Hamilton's license for three months and ordered him to complete a mandatory educational program as part of his sentence.

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