Olympian Shaun White enters plea, will likely see charges dismissed

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 3:19pm
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Shaun White

Olympic snowboarder Shaun White will likely see a public intoxication charge against him in Nashville dismissed after he completes 24 hours of community service.

White appeared in a Davidson County General Sessions courtroom Wednesday morning — a day ahead of a scheduled hearing — where he entered an “under advisement plea,” according to Susan Niland, spokeswoman for the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office.

The agreement, Niland said, is a conditional guilty plea in which White agreed to complete 24 hours of community service work, pay restitution and complete an alcohol treatment program. If he completes those conditions, the charges can be dismissed and eventually expunged.

Niland said a vandalism charge was dismissed as White had already paid restitution. He has also already completed the alcohol treatment, she said.

White’s case was set to be heard Thursday but was bumped up to Wednesday’s docket schedule instead.

Metro police charged White with vandalism and public intoxication in September following an incident at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.