Alexander Whitehouse, the son of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse pleaded no contest Friday morning to a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), 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 to perform 30 hours of community service and was ordered to attend a school for drunk driving, The Providence Journal reported. Sen. Whitehouse and his wife, Sandra, attended the hearing, which was held at the Rhode Island District Court.
The senator reportedly said that his son, a recent graduate of , took responsibility for his actions.