NC county commissioner sentenced on DWI charges

Keith Mabe

STONEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A Rockingham County commissioner has been sentenced in two driving while impaired cases over the past year.

Prosecutors tell media outlets 61-year-old Keith Mabe was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in jail.

Mabe also received 24 months of probation, fines and community service hours.

A Forsyth Superior Court judge sentenced Mabe on two misdemeanor counts of DWI and one count of possession of an open container. A plea deal accepted by Mabe dismissed charges of reckless driving, possession of prescription medications and driving left of center.

In a statement, Mabe’s attorney Wayne Hollowell says Mabe “accepts responsibility for his actions.”

Mabe’s convictions stem from two incidents in December and July. He pleaded guilty in September to drunken driving in both incidents and having an open container in the second instance.

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