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Rep. Dane Eagle takes plea deal in DUI arrest



From our friends at the Associated Press:

A member of the Florida Legislature arrested on a drunken driving charge was sentenced to six months of probation and subjected to alcohol tests under a plea deal agreed upon Thursday.

Rep. Dane Eagle, 31, was arrested in April after an officer spotted him driving erratically and he refused to be tested. The Cape Coral Republican refused to resign after his arrest.

Eagle, who was not in court for the hearing, pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of reckless driving, according to the state attorney's office.

Part of the deal requires Eagle to also perform 100 hours of community service as well as spending time in a program that counsels drivers.

Eagle will also have to subject himself to tests to see if he has been drinking.

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[Last modified: Friday, June 27, 2014 6:08pm]


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