Two Des Moines Reporters Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving Charges

WHO (Des Moines) television Reporter/Anchor Sonya Heitshusen pleaded guilty operating while intoxicated after her arrest this past summer.

When Heitshusen was arrested she originally entered a not-guilty plea.

Heitshusen was pulled over in early June near downtown Des Moines' entertainment district around 1 a.m. driving the wrong way down a street, authorities said. Police said she at first refused to exit her vehicle, then had trouble balancing and refused any field sobriety or breath tests.

Heinshusen anchors the 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts for WHO. She now faces up to one year in jail  (which will never happen)and a fine of $1,250.

Her sentencing is set for Dec. 15.

A second WHO-TV reporter was arrested for first-offense OWI the same weekend as Heitshusen. Erik Wheater, 25, has since also pleaded guilty.

H/T Des Moines Register