Thursday, December 5, 2013
Kennebec Journal Staff
Attorney John Webb appeared Aug. 28 in York County Superior Court on Struthers' behalf, weeks ahead of her scheduled trial on Sept. 23, and entered the agreement for her.
Struthers, 66, of Los Angeles, was sentenced by Justice John O'Neil to pay $1,210 in fines and fees, which was paid immediately. Her driver's license was suspended for 30 days, effective last Tuesday.
Struthers is a frequent performer at the Ogunquit Playhouse, appearing there most recently in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" in June and July.
She was arrested shortly after midnight on Sept. 12, 2012, on U.S. Route 1 in Ogunquit and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Struthers, best known for her role as Gloria Stivic in the 1970s sitcom "All in the Family," was starring at the time of her arrest in Dolly Parton's "9 to 5: The Musical" at the Ogunquit Playhouse.
Struthers' plea agreement had not been scheduled for a court date and she previously had requested a trial, through court filings by her attorney.
Webb did not return a phone message on Thursday seeking details on how the plea deal came about.
The prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Linda Donovan, also did not return a phone message seeking comment.
Had Struthers gone to trial, jury selection was scheduled to begin Sept. 23.
In addition to her role in "All in the Family," Struthers is well-known for her role as Babette Dell on the show "Gilmore Girls."