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Activist found guilty of DUI

on October 23, 2013 10:30 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A self-described community activist who finished a distant fourth in Pittsburgh’s Democratic mayoral primary in May has pleaded guilty to drunken driving during his campaign.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Abdula Jamal Richardson, 37, will serve four days in Allegheny County’s so-called “DUI hotel” — an alternative to jail program — pay a $1,000 fine and spend six months on probation.

Police arrested Richardson about 3 a.m. April 3, saying they found him slumped over the wheel of a still-running minivan.

Richardson — who is black like the three officers involved in his arrest — berated them for being “subservient to the white man.” Later that morning, Richardson called the charges a “feeble attempt to discredit me” before apologizing hours later and saying he planned to plead guilty.

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