NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — The attorney for a southern Indiana county who has been on personal leave since his arrest last month on drunken driving charges has apologized to county officials for the incident.
Floyd County Attorney Richard "Rick" Fox promised the county's commissioners during a Tuesday meeting that he won't make the mistake of drinking and driving again.
The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reports (http://cjky.it/XTM5Kk ) that Fox also said he's sorry for the "negative publicity" his arrest has brought to the county, his colleagues and relatives.
Fox pleaded guilty last month to an amended charge of misdemeanor public intoxication following his Feb. 7 arrest in Clarksville on drunken driving charges.
He was sentenced to a six-month suspended jail term, six months' probation and ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol assessment.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com