Prince George’s County councilman Mel Franklin has pleaded guilty to DUI.
Franklin was driving a Prince George’s County government vehicle when he rear-ended a Mercedes stopped at a light. The 40-year-old councilman drove away from the scene, but was seen walking about 70 yards away when officers arrived, police reported back in November.
Franklin pleaded guilty to DUI and a charge of failure to control speed and vehicle.
He was fined $645 and given probation, since this was his first offense.
Franklin represents District 9 in the county, which includes Accokeek, Brandywine, Clinton, Fort Washington, and Upper Marlboro. He’s been a member of the council since December 2009.