Missouri lawmaker pleads guilty to drunken driving

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 | 4:31 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — A state lawmaker from St. Louis County has pleaded guilty to drunken driving and been placed on two years probation.

Michael Corcoran, a Democrat from St. Ann, was stopped in February by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for weaving and failing to signal while turning. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and two traffic charges that carried a $250 fine.

He also was accused of refusing to take a blood-alcohol test, which can result in a driver's license revocation for one year. An administrative hearing concerning Corcoran's driving privileges is scheduled for Thursday.

The 46-year-old Corcoran was first elected to the state House in 2002.


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Bill Smith July 7, 2009 | 5:54 p.m.

Considering he plead guilty to the D.W.I. on the criminal side, the administrative hearing for his license revocation shouldn't take long.

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