by Max Brantley
He went the full hangout route, it appears, though the web connection was a little jumpy for me and I couldn't catch all of it. "Hey, I made a mistake," he said.
He said he's guilty of the charge and he'll pay his fine. He assured Saline voters "a mistake like this will never happen again because of my poor judgment." He also praised the Benton police for doing their job.
"I'm human. I'll pay for it. But I'm going to continue it" [his job as sheriff.]
Pennington claimed he had only two drinks. But he'd worked in the yard that day and hadn't eaten.