Madison Mayor’s Wife Pleads Guilty To DUI, But Won’t Go To Jail0
People in high places do not always behave properly. When they do something stupid, they’re either slapped on the wrist or they’re hit harder than the rest. On September 27, 2017, it was announced that Madison Mayor Paul Finley’s wife, Julie, had pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. The announcement was made by the county district attorney.
Julie Finley was charged with DUI and reckless driving after being pulled over by a trooper on Interstate 565 near the Memorial Parkway interchange. At roughly 4:30 PM, she was clocked driving at 103 MPH in a 65-MPH zone. The 51-year-old woman has been sentenced to two years of probation.
District Attorney Bob Broussard confirmed that Julie Finley accepted a 180-day jail sentence, which would be suspended following the completion of two years of probation. He also went on to say that most first time DUI suspects do not get jail time.