Flippin mayor enters DWI guilty plea, won't resign

FLIPPIN, Ark. (AP) - The mayor of Flippin has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge but says he has no plans to leave office.

Mayor James "J.J." Hudson entered the plea in Marion County District Court. He was cited in connection with a traffic accident in November.

The Baxter Bulletin reports that Hudson says he wasn't on city business when he was cited and that he has no intention to resign.

A judge sentenced Hudson to 1-day time served plus $800 in fines and court costs.

State police records show Hudson was accused of being under the influence of the narcotic hydrocodone during the accident.

Hudson pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in a separate incident in 2011 after he was accused of getting into a fight with a 70-year-old man.

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