Arizona Rep. David Cook Sentenced To 24 Hours For Drunken Driving

By Al Macias
Published: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 4:47pm
Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:14pm
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David Cook

Arizona legislator David Cook will be spending a day in unfamiliar surroundings following a guilty plea in court Friday. The plea comes following his arrest in December.

Cook was stopped by a state trooper who spotted Cook’s vehicle weaving on a Valley freeway. He faced a 30-day sentence for extreme DUI.

Instead he pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving.  Along with spending 24 hours in jail, Cook must complete a drug and alcohol treatment program, participate in a Mothers Against Drunk Driving victim-impact panel and avoid drinking alcohol to excess during a five-year probation period. He also owes more than $1,800 in fines and fees.

Cook apologized following his arrest in December, saying he learned a valuable lesson.