PARIS — Shannon Moxcey entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor count of operating under the influence in Oxford County Unified Court on Tuesday morning as part of a plea deal. 

Moxcey serves as the General Assistance director for several towns in Oxford County. 

Moxcey, 45, was charged in February after crashing her SUV into a utility pole in Paris. As previously reported by the Advertiser Democrat, her blood alcohol content was .14, almost twice the legal limit of .08.

Moxcey has been lauded for saving area towns — including Norway, Paris, West Paris, Waterford, Mechanic Falls and Otisfield — thousands of dollars in General Assistance allotments by adhering to a strict interpretation of the rules. 

If she refrains from new criminal conduct over the next year, she will be allowed to withdraw her plea and instead admit to a misdemeanor count of driving to endanger, which would result in a 30-day loss of license and $575 fine, according to the terms of the plea agreement. 

She’s also barred from establishments that primarily serve liquor, such as a bar, and must undergo substance abuse counseling. She is also subject to searches by law enforcement. 

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