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IL auditor pleads guilty to drunk driving

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:44:20 CDT
By: AP

Illinois Auditor General William Holland has pleaded guilty to drunken driving. Holland appeared in Sangamon County Circuit Court on Thursday. Associate Circuit Judge Rudolph Braud sentenced the 61-year Holland to a year's court supervision and ordered him to pay court fees of $1,555. Illinois State Police stopped Holland in Springfield on Feb. 6. He has been the state's auditor since 1992. In a statement, Holland said he made a mistake and is grateful no one was hurt or property damaged. Holland says as auditor general he holds government officials accountable and ``as a citizen, I must be held to the same standard.'' Holland has been auditor general since 1992 and just last year was appointed to a third, 10-year term. He has earned high praise for his no-nonsense approach.

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