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Ex-transportation chief sentenced on DUI charge

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis was sentenced to 30 days in jail for drunken driving but will be allowed to serve his time in an alcohol treatment center.

The judge also ordered him to pay a $5,000 fine and perform 40 days of community service. His license was revoked for 23 months.

Lewis, 70, served in the Reagan administration and is a former chief executive officer of Union Pacific Corp.

He pleaded guilty to drinking on July 23, when he overturned his Lincoln Navigator while pulling out of his driveway in a Philadelphia suburb.

Lewis was arrested after police freed him from his overturned vehicle. At the time of the accident, he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.30 percent, or three times the legal limit in Pennsylvania, said his lawyer, James Maza.