Sacramento News Anchor Resigns over DUI


A DUI charge can have lifelong consequences that you might not expect. In addition to the criminal charges, there are often fines and other penalties that accompany a DUI conviction. Sometimes, a DUI can lead to people resigning from their positions.

Mark S. Allen, an anchor and reporter for the television news program “Good Day Sacramento” has resigned from his position. He announced his resignation on air on Friday, March 11. This comes just three months after Allen’s second DUI arrest.

Appearing in front of a backdrop of the state capitol, Allen apologized for his December 4th DUI arrest in Roseville. His previous DUI arrest came in 2006.

The CBS-owned channel that “Good Day Sacramento” was broadcast on, channel 31, had removed Allen from the air in December as they investigated the charges. His resignation was “mutually agreed upon.”

Allen had been arrested on suspicion of DUI in the early morning hours of December 4th in Roseville. The arrest came after other motorists reported a vehicle being driven erratically in the area of Interstate 80 and Atlantic Street.

Allen later appeared in court and pleaded “no contest” to the charges. He was ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines and to four years of probation. His sentence also includes monitoring and 18 months of DUI classes.

In his previous arrest near the Sacramento International Airport, Allen had been pulled over by Sacremento County sheriff’s deputies. At that time, he was sentenced to three years of probation and 48 hours of community service.

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