Hilliard Northwest News

Hilliard law director Bradford pleads guilty to reckless operation


Hilliard Law Director Tracy Bradford pleaded guilty Aug. 14 in Franklin County Municipal Court to an amended charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, resolving her case that began four months ago with an arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Bradford, 50, appeared with her attorney Bradley Koffel in the courtroom of Municipal Court Judge David Young.

Bradford pleaded guilty to an amended and reduced charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, a two-point violation. A traffic charge for “marked lanes,” or weaving, was dismissed.

Young handed down a 180-day sentence, but suspended 177 days.

Bradford was credited the three-day balance for completing a state certified driving intervention program while the case was being adjudicated.

Bradford was fined $375 and Young ordered her to pay $119 in court costs and a $120 probation fee.

Young suspended Bradford’s license through Feb. 4, 2014, but Bradford granted her a permit to drive for work, business, and other necessary court-approved purposes.

Read the full story in the Aug. 22 edition of ThisWeek Hilliard Northwest News.