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Governor Nixon's son pleads guilty to driving while intoxicated

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks during a news conference in his office following the end of the legislative session Friday, May 15, 2015, in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks during a news conference in his office following the end of the legislative session Friday, May 15, 2015, in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon's son was sentenced to 30 days of home detention and two years of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated as a prior offender.

Willson W. Nixon, of Branson, entered the plea Wednesday in Boone County Court. His home detention will begin Thursday.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1O6nuZL ) Columbia police arrested the Willson Nixon in August after he hit a parked car while driving without headlights.

After the hearing, Wally Bley, one of Willson Nixon's lawyers, said his client accepted responsibility for his mistake but does not have a drinking problem.

Willson Nixon pleaded guilty in June to driving with an excessive blood-alcohol content after he was arrested in Columbia in May for running a red light.

Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

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