Another Mississippi Legislator Arrested for DUI

STARKVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A top-ranking Mississippi state senator is charged with drunk driving, again. Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers responded Wednesday night to a one-vehicle crash in Starkville and found state Senate President Pro Tem Terry Burton uninjured in a ditch. He was charged with DUI second offense and failure to maintain proper lane, and released on $992 bail. Burton told a Jackson TV station that he planned to spend the night in Starkville but his truck got stuck when he turned to enter a gated neighborhood. The 62-year-old Republican from Newton said while he was waiting for a wrecker a trooper arrived and administered a field sobriety test. Burton pleaded guilty after a 2014 DUI arrest in Brandon and was acquitted after a 2016 DUI arrest in Scott County.

 


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