LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A former Lee County Commissioner struck a deal to help keep his record clean, in connection with a drug case. Brian Bigelow was arrested in November, charged with allowing an unauthorized person to drive his car. That driver was also carrying drugs.
Bigelow made his way into Judge Adams' courtroom and was not willing to speak with the media about the incident that lead to this court appearance, or anything else for that matter.
Today, he entered into a plea deal with the State. In exchange for admitting he allowed an unauthorized person to drive his car, he will have to pay a $300 fine along with the $50 cost of prosecution, and the judge, in turn, withheld adjudication.
This means this will not show up on the former Commissioner's record.
Bigelow was arrested several weeks after this incident. For that crime, he was sentenced to attend a 30-day drug rehab program.