Albany Police Spokesman James Miller pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired today as part of a plea agreement with county prosecutors.
As part of the agreement, Miller was fined $300 and a $250 surcharge. He must attend a victim's impact panel and a state drinking and driving program.
Miller is scheduled for a hearing before the state Department of Motor Vehicle Tuesday. Under the terms of his guilty plea, he is eligible for a conditional driver's license.
In a statement released late this afternoon, Miller said his intention from the outset was to "handle the situation responsibly and with dignity." He said the plea agreement resolved the matter in a manner that holds him accountable for his conduct.
"I would like to apologize and express my regret for how this situation has affected my family, the city of Albany and the Albany Police Department," he said. "It is my sincere hope that I can use this event to turn it into something positive."
"This is a standard disposition for a DWI with no aggravating factors," said David Soares, Albany County district attorney. "The district attorney's office abides by one standard for all citizens of Albany County, and we're not going to treat a person any better or any worse because of name, profession or title."