ADA, Okla. (AP) - A former Seminole County sheriff who pleaded
guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor and driving with an open container of liquor has been denied his request to get his badge back.
Former Sheriff Joe Craig lost his job when the Council on Law Enforcement Education suspended his certification as a peace officer on Feb. 23.
Craig and his attorney argued that CLEET was arbitrary and hasty in its decision and didn't give Craig a chance to plead his case.
Craig denied driving with an open container of alcohol despite pleading guilty to that charge Feb. 6.
Judge C. Allen McCall ruled Monday that CLEET acted reasonably and said there is no way to get around Craig's guilty pleas.