ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former top Minnesota Lottery official suing over her termination has pleaded guilty to a drunken-driving charge stemming from a serious car crash last December.
Johnene Canfield admitted guilt Monday in Ramsey County District Court to a gross misdemeanor charge of failing to submit to a chemical test. Two other charges were dismissed. She paid a $715 fine, agreed to 30 days in an out-of-custody sentence-to-service program and committed to 100 hours of additional community service.READ MORE: 'Don't Look At Me': Armed Robber Casually Walks Into Minneapolis Home In Broad Daylight
The 47-year-old was assistant lottery director before being fired. Canfield has sued the lottery on claims of discrimination on the basis of gender and for her alcoholism. She is seeking damages and reinstatement to the $100,000-a-year post.READ MORE: Spartans Beat Gophers 75-67 In Big 10 Opener
In a filing last week, state lawyers denied the discrimination and moved to dismiss her lawsuit.MORE NEWS: Jazz Shoot Past Wolves 136-104 For 5th Straight Win
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