A local community college president arrested in May for driving under the influence, has pleaded guilty and will serve two years unsupervised probation for the offense.


A local community college president arrested in May for driving under the influence, has pleaded guilty and will serve two years unsupervised probation for the offense.

Dr. Alan Marble, president of Crowder College, entered the plea Monday before Vernon County Associate Circuit Court Judge Gerald D. McBeth. Marble was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay court costs of $114.

Marble was stopped for speeding in the early morning hours of May 14. Marble was clocked doing 60-miles-an-hour in a 45 mile an hour zone.

Asked if had consumed any alcohol, Marble answered yes, he had a few beers during a visit to Wyandotte Casino that evening.

After Marble failed several field sobriety tests, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated and his vehicle was towed. Marble’s blood alcohol content was measured at .11 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent.

Marble said he had been celebrating a special occasion with his wife and was stopped afterward.

“No one should have even a single glass of wine and get behind the wheel of a car,” Marble said.

A Class B misdemeanor, driving under the influence carries a punishment of up to six months in jail.