PARIS, IL. (ECWd) -
Randy Peterson, who is still listed on the Board of Directors of the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce, entered a plea deal in Vermillion County, Indiana for Operating a Motor Vehicle with an Alcohol Concentration Equivalent ("ACE") (or BAC in Illinois) of 0.15 or greater.
This is a Class A Misdemeanor in Indiana.
On Sept 1, 2017 there was a plea agreement hearing, and on Sep 5, 2017 his plea was accepted and he was sentenced in Vermillion County Court.
- 180 days in Vermillion County jail, with 178 days suspended and placed on Formal Probation
- He was also fined, ordered to pay $2060.50, of which $1800 (his 10% case bond) is recorded as being applied to the fees/fines as of this publication
Peterson is a former Edgar County Republican Party Chairman, and former candidate for Illinois State Representative.