COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington City Commissioner Steve Frank has pleaded guilty to charges of DUI or driving under the influence on Wednesday and he received the standard minimum sentence for a first time DUI charge.
Frank was given a suspended 7-day jail sentence that will be suspended for two years if there are no further offenses. When the judge told Frank that if he is again charged with DUI, he could face increased penalties, Frank told the judge, "There isn't going to be a second time."
The Commissioner also got a 60-day license suspension and Frank says he has already signed up for a driver-alcohol education class that he will complete before his suspension ends.
Court clerks say fines for Frank's DUI charge and court costs totaled $784. Frank told the judge he would pay those costs after he left the court room.
Frank was charged with DUI by Covington police after being stopped in his car at 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Police reports indicate that Frank was driving a 2009 Mercedes Benz when officers say he did not completely stop at two intersections, and was slow to pull over when a police cruiser turned on its flashing lights.
Police say Frank told officers at the time, he had three to four beers. The incident report says Frank failed field sobriety tests and was unsteady on his feet.
After receiving his sentence, Frank quickly left the courtroom with attorney Phil Travis before he could be asked any questions.
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