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Cleta Winslow pleads guilty to DUI

12:43 PM, Feb 4, 2014   |    comments
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Atlanta city councilwoman Cleta Winslow was arrested on May 7, 2013 on DUI charges in SW Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Atlanta City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a DUI she received last year.

She was sentenced to probation during a hearing Tuesday morning, and also ordered to pay a $700 fine plus court costs and perform 40 hours of community service.

Winslow was pulled over while driving home from a Castleberry Hill bar in May. The officer who arrested her wrote in his report she had trouble getting out of her car, and he believed she was going to fall over.

"I've learned my lesson," Winslow said in court Tuesday. "I'm doing things differently."

The councilwoman had originally pleaded not guilty to five charges.

Tuesday's sentence requires Winslow to attend a DUI school and one victim impact class. As a first-time offender, she can now ask the Department of Driver Services to reinstate her driver's license.

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