West Covina Councilman Given 3 Years Probation for DUI Incident That Ended in Crash

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A West Covina councilman has been ordered to serve three years of probation after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving under the influence, officials said.

Michael Spence is shown in an undated photo on the City of West Covina's website.

Michael Spence is shown in an undated photo on the City of West Covina’s website.

Michael Spence, 50, was charged with one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a drug after crashing his car into a pole in Covina in June, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. Spence had been under the influence of methamphetamine at the time, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

Spence is a West Covina native and, in addition to serving on city council, was elected six times to the West Covina Unified School District Board of Education, according to the city’s website.

In addition to three years of probation, Spence must attend a three-month substance abuse program, 26 classes with Narcotics Anonymous or Methamphetamine Anonymous and a one-day Mothers Against Drunk Driving course, authorities said.

A restitution hearing is scheduled for Jan. 23, 2017 in West Covina.