Boulder councilman pleads guilty to reckless driving |

Boulder councilman pleads guilty to reckless driving

BOULDER ” City leaders have asked for outside help to determine whether a City Council member who pleaded guilty to reckless driving can stay in office.

Richard Polk, 57, was ticketed in September on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. He pleaded guilty Friday to the misdemeanor offense of reckless driving and was sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation. He also must undergo monthly drug tests, pay $280 in fines and perform 24 hours of community service.

The city charter says City Council members convicted of a “crime or felony” lose their seats, but it does not specify what a crime is.

Mayor Mark Ruzzin and Deputy Mayor Suzy Ageton have asked for former state Supreme Court Justice Jean Dubofsky and Longmont City Attorney Clay Douglas to review the issue.

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