- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A central Ohio judge who had been charged with impaired driving has been given probation after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of an accident as part of a plea deal.

Perry County Court Judge Dean Wilson was cited for impaired driving after hitting a Columbus city bus and driving away last August, but the charge was dropped as part of the negotiated agreement Wednesday. His attorney denied Wilson was drunk at the time.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1zYIoEb ) reports that Wilson was given a year’s probation and his license was suspended for 270 days.

A city prosecutor said the plea agreement served justice because there were “evidentiary concerns” with the charge that Wilson was driving drunk. Wilson refused to take a field sobriety or a breath test when stopped later.

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