Kivela pleads guilty to reduced charges

Kivela pleads guilty to reduced charges

CLINTON COUNTY — State Rep. John Kivela’s court case involving a recent drunk driving arrest will come to a close next month.

Kivela (D-Marquette) pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of OWI – First Offense Friday in Clinton County District Court. He will receive a probation sentence along with $1,510 in court fines and costs.

Kivela was arrested on November 9th.  He originally was charged with Operating a Vehicle With a Blood Alcohol Content of .17 or more and Transporting Open Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. He will be sentenced January 19th.

Kivela is in his second term as a representative in the state house.