Roger Clinton. Photo courtesy Redondo Beach PD
Roger Clinton. Photo courtesy Redondo Beach PD

Former President Bill Clinton’s half-brother pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor DUI charge stemming from his June 6 arrest in Redondo Beach.

Roger Clinton — who entered the plea through his attorney — also admitted an allegation that he refused or willfully failed to complete a chemical test.

He was ordered to serve 48 hours in jail and three years on probation, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Public Information Office.

Attorneys could not be reached for immediate comment on the plea.

Clinton was ordered in September to attend a weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting or to enroll in an approved alcohol education program while he was awaiting arraignment; he pleaded not guilty in October.

The Daily Breeze reported in July that a preliminary breathalyzer screening at the scene revealed alcohol readings of 0.230 percent and 0.237 percent — almost three times the legal limit. Redondo Beach City Prosecutor Melanie Chavira told the newspaper that Clinton subsequently refused to submit to another breath test or blood test after his arrest.

He was released on a $15,000 bond the morning of June 6, according to jail records.

Clinton pleaded guilty in August 2001 to a misdemeanor count of reckless driving after Hermosa Beach city prosecutors agreed to drop two DUI charges and one count of disturbing the peace against him. He was sentenced then to two years probation, ordered not to drive with any alcohol or drugs in his system and to pay about $1,350 in fines and costs.

–City News Service

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