Upshur County district judge pleads guilty to DWI charge
GILMER, Texas (KLTV) - Upshur County District Judge Dean Fowler has pleaded guilty to a DWI charge.
Fowler entered the plea before Upshur County Judge Todd Tefteller, according to Smith County District Attorney Jacob Putman, who was a special prosecutor in the case.
Putman said the plea was entered on Monday. Fowler accepted a one-year deferred adjudication sentence.
Putman said DWI is not an offense in which an elected district judge can be removed.
Fowler was arrested in September following a wreck on State Highway 154.
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