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July 14, 2024

Paris Chamber of Commerce Director Randy Peterson pleads Guilty to DUI, sentenced and fined –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On October 5, 2017


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.



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1 Comment
  • Comparison Shopper
    Posted at 12:07h, 06 October Reply

    Hmm, another great ambassador for “Shop Paris First.”

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