In a follow up to our July 25 blog, Michael Rights, the Southeast Town Supervisor, pled guilty to driving while intoxicated this week in connection with his July 20th arrest in which he was charged with two DWI counts. Rights was sentenced to enter what is commonly referred to as the DDP or Drinking Driver Program, a seven week course required of all drivers convicted of a New York DWI, must pay a fine of $1,000, and his driver's license has been revoked for 6 months by Judge Spofford of Carmel Town Court.
There have been numerous calls by Putnam County residents for Mr. Rights to resign his office after his second drunk driving conviction in 13 months. However, he has stated publicly that he intends to stay on. Immediately after his guilty plea, Rights presided over a town board meeting in the same building.