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Court documents reveal Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry admitted to having too many glasses of wine before OWI arrest



Fort Wayne, Indiana – Tom Henry, the mayor of Fort Wayne, entered a guilty plea after being charged with drunk driving and colliding with another car.

The case’s initial hearing for Henry, 70, was waived, and he swiftly accepted a plea deal. On November 7, he will now be sentenced.

Henry’s driving privileges will be suspended for 90 days as part of the plea agreement. He would also make restitution to the city and the accident victim. He will be prohibited from drinking alcohol for a year while on probation.

Additionally, he must submit to random drug and alcohol tests and complete all Alcohol Countermeasures Program-recommended training.

Allen admitted to drinking and being involved in a crash late on Saturday night, according to Fort Wayne police. According to police, he veered to the left and collided with another car. The second driver’s injuries are not mentioned in the police report.

He was released at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday after being released from the Allen County Jail in the early morning hours.

“Accused admitted to driving and being involved in a motor vehicle crash. The accused said he had too many glasses of wine at a fundraiser and should not have given a friend ride home,” reads a police report.

His wife and mother-in-law were also in the car, according to the article. He claimed to have consumed alcohol at the Civic Theater.

His blood alcohol content was.152%, which is higher than the.08% legal limit, according to court records. His speech was slurred, according to the police, and his eyes were wet. He was cooperative, according to the police.

In his fourth tenure as mayor of Fort Wayne, Henry is a Democrat. He is running for a sixth term in office.