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Sen. Whitehouse's Son Fined $250, Community Service and Classes for DUI

The 19 year-old pleaded no contest to the DUI charge

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.

Bill the 1st July 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM
So where is the social host charge, the providing alcohol to minors charge and everything else? A kid of privilege who is drunk driving at 19 needs a lot more than a minor slap on the wrist.
riker1alpha July 28, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Channels 10 and 12 are reporting that the fine and penalties are $760.00. Not the $250.00 reported in Patch.
Glen July 28, 2012 at 05:01 PM
I don't know if I agree with your assessment that all he got was a slap on the wrist or that your comment on privilege or age is relevant to anything. Granted, many people with drinking problems drive drunk but sometimes people without drinking problems make a bad decision and drive when it is not something they normally do or would do.
Robert E July 29, 2012 at 03:17 PM
The fine is $250 then you have to add in court costs and the cost of the dui classes = $760

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