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Former Richland County Councilman Kelvin Washington pleaded guilty late last year in connection with a 2016 case in which he was initially charged with felony DUI.

According to The State's Bristow Marchant, Washington quietly pleaded guilty in October to a first offense DUI and two counts of assault and battery. He was given four years of probation, community service and a fine.

The incident in question happened in Feb. 2016, when Washington crashed into another car in Hopkins. The driver of that other car was taken to the intensive care unit of a local hospital with serious injuries. 

Washington was later removed from office by then-Gov. Nikki Haley after he pleaded guilty to not paying years worth of state income taxes.

Washington represented County Council's District 10 in Lower Richland. The district is now represented by Dalhi Myers.

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