R.C. Sproul Jr. Accepts Plea Agreement for Drunk Driving With Children in Vehicle, Sentenced to Probation

In December 2016 Christian Post, a site we do not recommend, broke the story that R.C. Sproul Jr. was arrested in Indiana for driving under the influence with a minor in his vehicle. Also in December 2016, prior to his drunk driving arrest becoming public, R.C. Jr. mysteriously resigned from Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Bible College, where he served as the rector of theology and professor of apologetics, for “personal reasons.” CRN reported the story here. According to Christian News, a plea agreement in the case has been reached:

Reformed theologian, author, speaker and former Presbyterian elder Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. recently accepted a plea agreement surrounding his November drunk driving arrest in Indiana and was sentenced to one year of probation after the initial jail sentence of 1 year and 183 days was suspended.

Public records in the case of “State of Indiana v. Robert C. Sproul” outline that on June 2, a change of plea hearing was held and a plea agreement was filed whereas Sproul pleaded guilty to a felony count of “Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated or Controlled Substance: Passenger Under 18.”

The remaining counts of endangering a person by intoxication and neglect of a dependent through endangerment, as well as operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to .15 or more, were all dismissed under the agreement. The scheduled jury trial was also subsequently canceled.

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