A Winooski police officer convicted of drinking and driving will keep his job with the department.
Jason Nokes, 40, pled guilty last week to a DUI charge.
In August, Vermont State police discovered Nokes passed out in his truck which was facing the wrong way in the median of Interstate 89. His blood alcohol level was more than five times the legal limit.
Winooski Police Chief Steve McQueen says the department has taken appropriate disciplinary action, but wouldn't elaborate. He says Nokes has been a valuable employee for about 15 years and that's why he's still on the job and was not demoted. The chief says Nokes will be doing administrative work until he gets his license back later this fall.
Nokes tells WCAX News the city has been very supportive
of his attending treatment and that he hopes to learn from his mistake.