RC Sproul Jr. Avoids Prison Time, Takes Plea Deal for Driving Drunk With Kids
Four days before he was set to go on trial this month for allegedly driving drunk with two of his underage children in his vehicle, R.C. Sproul Jr., the embattled son of Ligonier Ministries founder Robert Charles Sproul, agreed to a plea deal that will keep him out of prison as long as he obeys the law.
A CP report first revealed that Sproul Jr. resigned from Ligonier Ministries last fall shortly after he was arrested in Indiana for drunk driving.
The summary of charges stemming from the incident shows that Sproul was hit with two class A misdemeanors: operating a vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to .15 or more, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering a person. He was also charged with two felonies for operating a vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance with a passenger younger than 18; and neglect of a dependent in a way that the dependent was endangered.
Information from the Indiana court system shows that on June 2, three of the four charges against Sproul Jr. were dismissed with prejudice except the charge for operating a vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance with a passenger younger than 18. For this charge, he agreed to a suspended sentence of a year and 183 days.
A certified copy of the affidavit of probable cause against Sproul Jr. acquired by The Christian Post shows that at about 8:28 p.m. on Nov. 29, Allen County Police Officer Paul Heffner observed the former minister driving left of the center line, failed to maintain his lane, drove off the roadway, struck a curb and was weaving.
He was also driving at 30 mph for at least 2 miles with a flat tire on I-469.
SOURCE: The Christian Post – Leonardo Blair