Kittle pleads guilty to driving drunk

April 13, 2011

The former head of Indiana’s Republican Party reached a plea deal in a drunk-driving case Tuesday. James Kittle, owner of Indianapolis-based Kittle’s Furniture, pleaded guilty to a class C misdemeanor. He was arrested in December after driving across the center line of a road in Carmel. Police say his blood-alcohol level was 0.10, slightly above the 0.08 legal limit. He received one year of probation and a 60-day suspended jail sentence. He apologized in court, saying there was no excuse for his actions.