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Suburban Kansas City mayor pleads guilty to driving drunk

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Posted at 6:59 AM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 07:59:02-05

PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A suburban Kansas City mayor has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated last year.

Parkville Mayor Nan Johnston, 60, entered the plea in a Platte County court on Wednesday and received a suspended sentence.

She was also given two years of probation and will complete classes and 40 hours of community service as part of her sentence.

A Platte County sheriff's deputy reported stopping Johnston in the early morning hours of Sept. 26 along Missouri 9 Highway after seeing her vehicle weaving on the road. Authorities said a breath test administered to Johnston gauged her blood alcohol content at 0.098, just over the .08 legal limit to drive.

Johnston was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Johnston has been mayor of Parkville since 2014.