Madison County’s property valuation administrator pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of driving under the influence.
Billy Ackerman, 42, was sentenced to pay $793 in fines and court costs, had his driver’s license suspended for 30 days, and must take alcohol and drug education classes.
Ackerman entered the plea at the time of his arraignment before Madison District Court Judge Earl-Ray Neal. He was charged Aug. 24 after someone reported to Richmond police that an intoxicated person was attempting to pick up his children at a school, according to a report filed in court.
Ackerman told police he’d had three bourbons earlier in the day, according to the police report. He failed several field sobriety tests and “lost balance at least three times,” the report said.
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He refused a preliminary breath test and was then arrested. He was taken to the Madison County jail, where he refused a breath test. He was later released on his own recognizance.