Senator Burton found not guilty of DUI

Rep. Terry Burton

SCOTT COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – One state senator is found not guilty of a DUI charge.

He says he is glad it’s behind him.

Senator Terry Burton was cleared of a second-offense DUI by a Scott County judge on Thursday, June 16, 2016.

Senator Burton says the judge ruled that cough syrup and breath spray caused a false positive on a breath test.

Burton said he drank some cough syrup due to a coughing fit after he got into an accident back in May.

He said he was drinking hours before at a concert.

Burton is the state’s President Pro Tempore.

It is the second-ranking leadership role in the senate.




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