Labor & Employment

Senior city prosecutor faces possible issue at work after 3rd DUI arrest

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A senior city prosecutor in St. Petersburg, Florida, arrested Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving, is now facing potential consequences at work as well as a misdemeanor driving-under-the-influence case.

The DUI arrest is the third for Mark Winn, 60, who serves as chief assistant to city attorney John Wolfe, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Winn also faces a misdemeanor charge of refusing a sobriety test.

Winn took a lesser reckless driving plea in a DUI case in February 2006 that involved an accident and pleaded no contest after a second DUI arrest in November 2008. In both previous cases, his license was suspended for a year, the newspaper says.

Winn is at work this week at his $151,239-a-year job, but faces job potential repercussions, according to Wolfe. The city attorney said he is gathering information and awaiting a police report before deciding how to handle the situation.

“There will be some action taken,” Wolfe told the newspaper. “I have to balance out his value to the city and the seriousness of the third arrest.”

A city police officer pulled Winn over about a mile from his home in the wee hours on Sunday after allegedly seeing the prosecutor weave several times over the double yellow lines at the center of the road.

The article does not include any comment from Winn or his legal counsel.

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