Damon Evans Pleads Guilty To DUI Charge

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Former University of Georgia Athletics Director Damon Evans has pleaded guilty to DUI charges.

Attorney Steven Weiner confirmed the plea to Channel 2 Action News on Wednesday. Evans also pleaded guilty to failing to maintain his lane.

“He has accepted responsibility for his actions and as such, received the same penalty and conditions afforded anyone charged with this offense,” said Weiner.

Evans was sentenced to 12 months probation, 40 hours of community service and paid a fine of $1,191.50, according to documents obtained by Channel 2.In addition, Evans was ordered to undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation and participate in a panel for the Mothers Against Drunk Driving organization.

Evans resigned from his position at the school after his arrest in June 2010. He received a $100,000 longevity bonus in addition to three months salary as severance.

Evans refused a Breathalyzer test and spent the night in jail. Courtney Fuhrmann, 28, was in the car with Evans. Fuhrmann was arrested for disorderly conduct. Evans later called Fuhrmann “just a friend.” Her case remained unresolved.

In his only public comments, Evans said, “I talk about setting the tone and setting an example and I failed at that. I sincerely apologize for my actions. I hope you find it your hearts to forgive me. I made a grave, grave mistake. My actions have put a black cloud over our storied program. I have to take a step back and get on track.”

Evans and his family now live in the Boston area where he works as a consultant.

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