Assistant state attorney charged with DUI, cops say

An assistant state attorney in Lake County who was stopped — but not arrested — for reportedly driving drunk Sunday night was charged Monday with driving under the influence, Mount Dora police officials said.

William Charles Gula was given a notice to appear before a judge to face a DUI charge after a Mount Dora police officer stopped him Sunday night and he refused to take a sobriety test.

The officer later took him home without charging him.

Chief Assistant State Attorney Ric Ridgway said Gula has been suspended without pay until the case is reviewed.

Source: Orlando Sentinel