Allred in district court in November.
Former state Rep. Cary Allred is scheduled to be back in court today to face a jury trial on driving while impaired charges stemming from his arrest by Burington police last summer.
No matter what happens, it should be interesting.
While it’s not unusual for DWI cases to wind up in Superior Court — people who can afford attorneys often go that route via appeal — it’s out of the norm for the Times-News or other news organizations to cover those trials when a serious accident isn’t involved. No accident of any kind was involved in Allred’s charges.
Such is the price of fame.
Allred was found guilty by a district court judge on Nov. 18 of driving while impaired after two days of pretrial hearings and testimony. He was charged by police on June 29 after a series of events that began at the La Fiesta restaurant. Allred, who served in teh state legislature fo nearly two decades before he resigned from office in 2008, contends he is being harassed by authorities.
I’m expecting a couple of days in court. It may even take some time to select a jury. Allred is well known in the community after years of running for local and state offices.
Stay tuned for our coverage.