Constable pleads guilty to DUI charges

By: Greg Robinson Email
By: Greg Robinson Email

A Knox County Constable, who found himself on the other side of the law, pleaded guilty to DUI charges Tuesday.

Carl Bolton was arrested nearly a week ago for driving under the influence and now says he plans to keep his job.

Knox County constable Carl Bolton says he simply made a mistake.

“I'd like to apologize to my family and to the voters of Knox County for what happened, and I intend to do the right thing,” Carl Bolton said.

Bolton entered a guilty plea in court Tuesday on charges of driving under the influence.

While he admits to his mistake Bolton says he'll continue to serve as District 5 Constable.

“I'm going to continue to try to do my job as constable in Knox County, to the best of my ability which I've always done,” Bolton said.

While Bolton says he has no plans to step-down, some of the very people who helped elect him to office had differing opinions about whether he should stay or resign.

Something knox county voters will have to decide if Bolton runs again when his term ends in 2015.

Prior to serving as a constable, Bolton served more than 20 years as a Knox County Sheriff's Deputy.


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