Alexander Whitehouse, the son of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse pleaded no contest Friday morning to a charge of driving under the influence, reported the Providence Journal today.
in Middletown early Wednesday morning after a witness reported he was driving erratically and appeared to be intoxicated.
Whitehouse was fined $250, ordered 30 hours of community service and was ordered to attend a school for drunk driving, the article reported. Sen. Whitehouse and his wife Sandra attended the hearing, held at the Rhode Island District Court.
The Senator reportedly said that his son, a recent graduate of , took responsibility for his actions.