Earlier this week, NBC4/WRCTV anchor Leon Harris was sentenced in Montgomery County District Court to one year of jailtime, with all but 10 days suspended, after pleading guilty to driving under the influence. Harris was arrested for DUI in January when he failed a field sobriety test after being involved in a collision on Bradley Boulevard near River Road. Harris was also sentenced to serve three years of supervised probation and must have an ignition interlock device installed on his vehicle, according to NBC4.
In March, Harris returned to the air on NBC4 and called his decision to drink and drive the “stupidest decision he could have made,” and said he knew that he let a lot of people down, and that he had spent the previous month to reflect and seek professional help. On the disease of alcoholism, Harris went on to say, “I’ve learned that this problem is treatable, and that it is possible to embrace recovery and sobriety, and with the help of my family, friends and professional advisers, have sought some help now to do just that.”