Sen. Terry Burton found innocent of second DUI

State Senate President Pro Tem Terry C. Burton, R-Newton, was found innocent of a second DUI on Thursday after a Scott County judge ruled cough syrup and breath spray must have caused a “false positive” on the breath test he took after he wrecked.

“I had a coughing spell, after all the powder and dust blew from the air bags deploying,” Burton said on Friday. “I took some cough syrup … It was Nyquil, that was all I had in my bag, had nothing else in the vehicle to drink … I used breath spray, because my mouth felt like cotton … The judge determined there was a false positive on the test.”

Clarion Ledger