Rockingham Commissioner Keith Mabe will spend 60 days in jail on DWI conviction

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Keith Mabe (File photo)

WENTWORTH, N.C. — Rockingham County Commissioner Keith Mabe was sentenced today to 60 days in jail, nearly a year after first being charged with drinking and driving. The jail sentence began immediately following the sentencing late this afternoon.

Mabe, 61, of 254 Meadowood Road in Eden, also received a six-month suspended sentence, 24-months of supervised probation and must perform 72 hours of community service within the first 120 days of his release from jail.

Mabe was sentenced by Rockingham Superior Court Judge Eric Morgan on two misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated and one count of possession of an open container.

A plea deal, agreed upon by Mabe and the prosecution, dismissed charges of reckless driving, possession of two prescription medications and driving left of center.

Read full story: Greensboro News & Record