Paulsboro mayor pleads guilty to DWI

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The mayor of Paulsboro pled guilty to driving while intoxicated. (WPVI)

The mayor of Paulsboro, New Jersey has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated.

Mayor Jeffery Hamilton entered the plea in Carneys Point Wednesday morning.

He was arrested during a traffic stop in Woolwich Township back in December.

Police say he failed a field sobriety test and refused a breathalyzer.

Hamilton admits he had a few drinks.

But he says it was a mix of medications he was taking for bronchitis that made him impaired.

"I didn't know that had that kind of effect on me. I didn't feel impaired or nothing like that when I got up to leave to go home," Hamilton said.

Hamilton must pay fines and will lose his license.
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