Virginia dentist enters plea on drug, driving, and gun charges

Virginia dentist Matthew Mower, DDS, is facing multiple charges stemming from an alleged assault and an incident of driving while intoxicated, according to The Roanoke Times.

Dr. Mower, who The Roanoke Times says owned a dental practice in Radford, Va., until 2019, was arrested in January after his vehicle crashed into another at an intersection. Local police found he was intoxicated and resisting arrest, leading him to be tasered. He also had a bag of 150 loose pills and two pistols in his vehicle, according to a local prosecutor.

The dentist admitted he had an untreated drug addiction during his January testimony, according to The Roanoke Times. He is charged with resisting arrest, distributing a Schedule I or II drug, possessing a gun while distributing drugs, driving while intoxicated and carrying a gun while intoxicated.

Dr. Mower also entered a plea agreement with Montgomery County's general district court Aug. 17, saying there was enough evidence to convict him of assault and battery and interfering with an attempted 911 call. These charges arose from a May event in which the court says Dr. Mower attacked a woman and her adult son because they asked him to move his vehicle out of their driveway. An assault and battery charge and a destruction of property charge were dropped as part of the plea agreement.

He was given a suspended six-month jail sentence for his assault charge and 30 days for the 911 call interference charge, and he was also ordered to pay $900 for breaking the phone when he was interfering with the call, The Roanoke Times reported.

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