Former Salem Zoning Board of Adjustment and Budget Committee member Patrick McDougall has agreed to a plea deal in order to have felony charges dropped, according to the Eagle Tribune.
The paper reported that McDougall pleaded guilty to a misdemanor disorderly conduct charge and another charge of obstructing government administration in the deal. He will receive a 120-day suspended jail sentence and a $1,000 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.