Harrison County Supervisor pleads to DUI

By The Associated Press

GULFPORT — Harrison County Supervisor William Martin has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Sun Herald reports Martin, an attorney, entered the plea before Gulfport Municipal Court Judge Felicia Dunn Burkes on Monday. Felicia fined him $700 and ordered him to participate in an alcohol-education program and to hear a victims’ impact panel tell how impaired drivers have affected their lives.

His driver’s license also will be suspended.

Gulfport police arrested Martin around 1:20 a.m. Dec. 20, charging him with traffic violations and DUI-test refusal.

Martin has represented Harrison County’s District 4 since 1999. Most of the district is in Gulfport’s city limits.

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