According to the Eagle Tribune, former Salem Budget Committee and Zoning Board of Adjustment member Patrick McDougall was sentenced today to 48 hours in prison on an obstruction charge stemming from an incident at his home last year.
The paper reported that he faced a maximum charge of a year in prison and a $2,000 fine.
On July 11, 2012 McDougall turned himself in to Salem Police on a warrant for obstructing government administration following an event police said took place at his home June 26, 2012.
McDougall refused to allow his wife to be transported by Salem Fire paramedics in the early morning hours of June 26 after she had called 911. Officials on scene told McDougall he could not prohibit his wife from seeking treatment and hospital transport, despite her request to be transported, according to Salem Deputy Police Chief Shawn Patten.
McDougall still faces two counts of witness tampering, one count of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal threatening stemming from a separate arrest following an incident that took place at the Salem Fire House.