On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Mr. Mark Keough plead guilty to the charge of Driving While Intoxicated First Offense, a Class B Misdemeanor. Mr. Keough received a conviction for the offense, a 90 days driver’s license suspension, and the maximum $2,000 fine. He was also required to pay court costs. Like many citizens of Montgomery County in a similar situation, Mr. Keough, through his plea of guilty, has accepted responsibility for the charge. This plea resolves any criminal responsibility for the events surrounding the automobile crash of September 10, 2020.
RELEASE FROM Douglas W. Atkinson & Associates, P.L.L.C.
Judge Keough has the highest respect for the judicial process and law enforcement to investigate allegations. Throughout the investigation of this case, Judge Keough cooperated fully with law enforcement. The findings of the investigation showed that there was no alcohol, narcotic, or illegal drugs present in the blood test results. The results include only two prescribed medications, taken as prescribed, that were within the therapeutic range. The first medication included zolpidem, a substance found in a sleep aid that can have residual intoxicating
effects in the morning. The other medication did not cause or contribute to any intoxication. After a thorough review of the evidence and consultation with his attorney, Judge Keough has decided to enter into an agreement to resolve his case. This will result in Judge Keough accepting responsibility for a first offense misdemeanor DWI and paying a fine, a mandatory driver license suspension, and state traffic fine. Judge Keough does not want this case to be a distraction in his fight to keep Montgomery County open so that the citizens of Montgomery County can go to work, school, church and gather with friends and family. He will continue to work every day to ensure that Montgomery County’s vaccine program provides as many vaccinations as possible to its citizens. Judge Keough took office to fight for the citizens of this county and he will continue to fight to keep Montgomery County strong as he leads the county through its recovery in the aftermath of the winter storm and through the pandemic towards an even stronger future.