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Brown strikes a deal in public intoxication charge (Updated)

Mississippi Department of Transportation executive director Larry "Butch" Brown has reached a plea deal with prosecutors that could see public intoxication charges dropped.

Brown was not in court this morning, but his attorney reached a deal with prosecutors in the charge of public intoxication arising from an incident at Beau Rivage Casino & Resort in July of this year.

Brown is to enter anger management classes and stay out of trouble. If he successfully completes the course, the charges against him will be dropped and his record expunged.

Natchez attorney Walter Brown, a former attorney for that city, was pleased with outcome.

"I think it was a just result in the end," he said. "Mr. (Butch) Brown is apologetic to the officer and all involved. He has no hard feelings about it. He has other things on his mind right now."

Sunherald.com will update this story as more details become available.

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