Former Parkersburg Finance Director Headed To Jail

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Former Parkersburg finance director Doug Life will spend 36 hours in jail after pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge.

Life pleaded guilty Thursday in Wood County Magistrate Court to aggravated driving under the influence.

Life received a 48-hour jail sentence and a $200 fine. His attorney, Bill Merriman, says he will receive credit for time served and will serve 36 hours.

Parkersburg police arrested the 54-year-old Life after his pickup truck ran off State Route 95 and hit street signs and a concrete barrier last Sunday evening.

He resigned from his city job Wednesday.

Mayor Bob Newell appointed assistant finance director Angie Smith to replace Life.