Georgia Rep. Tom Taylor pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence of alcohol and one other charge in North Georgia, according to Channel 2 Action News.
The Dunwoody Republican was arrested April 7 after being clocked driving 72 mph in a 45 mph zone in Rabun County. According to a city of Clayton police report, his blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit and he had a pistol on his hip. There were also four exchange students in the car at the time but, because they were all at least 16 years old, he did not also face child endangerment charges.
Taylor had said previously he would not fight the charges, saying the incident was his wake-up call that he has a drinking problem.
Taylor, chairman of the joint House-Senate committee that oversees MARTA, easily won a GOP primary race in May against challenger Tom Owens. He faces no opposition in November for reelection to the Legislature representing House District 79.