Swain’s DUI charge dismissed
The DUI charge against former Jamestown Town Council member David Swain was dismissed March 21 in traffic court. The charge was dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea to refusing to submit to a chemical test. Swain was arrested in December by Portsmouth police.
Swain is the former Jamestown dive-shop owner who was sentenced in 2009 to 25 years in a Tortola prison after he was found guilty by a jury of murdering his wife a decade earlier. A panel of three appeal judges overturned the murder conviction and he was released in September.
For pleading to the refusal charge, Swain, of 993 Middle Road, Portsmouth, was ordered to do 10 hours community service, pay $900 in fines, and his was license was suspended or six months.