Helper mayor gets probation after DUI arrest

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 1:17 PM


PRICE -- The mayor of the central Utah town of Helper is being ordered to wear an ankle monitor after pleading guilty in a DUI case.

The 50-year-old Dean Armstrong was sentenced Thursday in Carbon County Justice Court after entering the plea on misdemeanor impaired driving, open container and failing to stop at a stop sign charges.

Utah Highway Patrol officials say Armstrong was arrested Nov. 16 after he failed to stop at an intersection in Price.

The Salt Lake Tribune reportsthe judge suspended jail time for the mayor, but ordered him to wear the monitoring device for 60 days and spend a year on probation. He'll also have to pay a nearly $1,600 fine.

Helper has about 2,000 residents.

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