COLUMBIA — The husband of a Columbia councilwoman has been placed on two years of probation after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of driving with excessive blood alcohol content.
Greg Nauser also must pay court costs under the sentence imposed Tuesday in Boone County Circuit Court. He originally was charged with driving while intoxicated and possessing a firearm while intoxicated.
The case generated publicity because Nauser's wife, Laura, initially told a reporter she wasn't with her husband during the New Year's Eve traffic stop. The Tribune interviewed her again because a state trooper said in the probable cause statement that the councilwoman was a passenger in the vehicle that was stopped.
Asked about the discrepancy, Nauser said she had just gotten off an airplane and "misspoke."