SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Councilman Michael T. Rohrer apologized at the Tuesday night Town Council meeting for bringing negative publicity to the town and missing five meetings since January.
Earlier in the day, Rohrer, 33, pleaded guilty in Washington County District Court to one count of driving an uninsured vehicle. Charges of operating an unregistered motor vehicle, displaying expired registration plates and fraudulently falsifying a validation tab were dropped.
With tears in his eyes Rohrer told the council members, "I'm human. I made stupid mistakes."
He said he hoped the matter was settled since he had his day in court.
District Court Judge Noel Spence ordered that he receive 12 points on his driver's license, and fined him $500 plus court costs. A Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles hearing will be held to determine if his license will be suspended or revoked.
He also owes $1,000 of $4,559 in back insurance.