LANCASTER - A Lancaster man who fought with local and state police after driving drunk on a motorcycle pleaded guilty to nine charges from the July 30 incident Thursday. Three other charges were dismissed.
Chad L. Tuggle, 28, of 1799 Ballard Road entered the pleas before Garrard District Judge Bill Oliver on charges of second-degree criminal mischief, marijuana possession, first-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, third-degree terroristic threatening, improper registration plates, failure to register transfer of a motor vehicle, and operating a vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator's license.
In exchange for the plea, charges of no insurance, no operator's/moped license, and failure to surrender a revoked operator's license were dismissed. Tuggle was sentenced to six months in jail, but will serve 90 days with the remainder of the time probated for two years. Tuggle is to report to the Lincoln County Regional Jail on September 12. He was ordered to pay $965 restitution to the Garrard County Sheriff's office, and was fined a total of $425.