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Thornton pleads guilty to DUI

May 22, 2013

PARKERSBURG— A Vienna City Council member arrested on an aggravated DUI charge pleaded guilty in Wood County Magistrate Court to a lesser included offense Tuesday. Paul E. Thornton Jr....

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May-23-13 6:38 PM

Big fish in a small bowl, always get away with everything. Small towns are usually operated that way.

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May-23-13 10:47 AM

Average Joe in the same position would have probably had a more severe punishment. Money and politics > average Joe citizen.

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May-23-13 2:02 AM

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May-22-13 1:16 PM

I don't drink much any more never did drink and drive that was the way I was raised why was this only .08 the system must be broke any body else would have had to spend a lot of money to got that to .08 and on the money exactly .08 give me a break!

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May-22-13 12:59 PM

yep, he got a free lunch and an invite to do it again. nice to have friends in high places. will he do like the finance director in p'burg and resign or continue to be better than he is?

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May-22-13 12:40 AM

A slap on the wrist, get out of jail free card, and a chance to go try again to wipe out someone's family. I would be ok with people driving drunk if they had their own designated road - one lane for both directions.

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