Public Safety

Iowa County supervisor receives deferred judgment for drunken driving

Conviction will not go on his record if no violations

WILLIAMSBURG — An Iowa County supervisor received a deferred judgment this week after pleading guilty in Iowa County District Court to drunken driving.

Bruce K. Adams, 66, of Williamsburg, pleaded guilty last week in writing to first-offense operating while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Adams was found about 3:35 a.m. May 22 walking away from a vehicle parked in the median of North Highland Street and the intersection of Interstate 80’s westbound off ramp, according to a criminal complaint.

Adams admitted to an officer he had been drinking and consented to being tested, the complaint shows. The test indicated his blood alcohol level was greater than 0.08, the legal limit, but didn’t show the specific results.

Adams asked the court for a deferred judgment, and 6th Judicial District Judge Chad Kepros granted it Monday, according to court documents. Adams was placed on self-supervised probation with the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.

He also was ordered to pay a $1,250 fine, a probation supervision fee of $300 and court costs, according to court documents.

With a deferred judgment, the conviction will not go on Adams’ record, if he successfully completes probation. If not, he faces a minimum two days in jail and possibly up to a year in jail.

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Kepros, in his order, also may waive a $625 fine if Adams shows proof he has installed an ignition interlock device on his vehicle, which only allows him to drive if he passes a breathalyzer test.

Williamsburg Police Chief Ray Garringer, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, said after Adams’ arrest that he remains on the board.

Adams, a Republican, was elected as a county supervisor in 2018 to fill an unexpired term, which ends in 2020.

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