Fired prosecutor sentenced after pleading no contest to hitting neighbor while DUI

WAGONER — A former Wagoner County prosecutor has been given a deferred sentence after pleading no contest to a February incident in which authorities allege he backed his vehicle into a neighbor while under the influence of alcohol and drove away.

Eric Jordan was handed a one-year sentence for driving under the influence and a one-year sentence for a DUI personal injury accident, according to a plea agreement dated May 12. The sentences, to be served concurrently, were deferred in favor of inpatient treatment.

Jordan also must pay restitution, which will be determined at a later date, according to court documents.

Jordan served as a Wagoner County assistant district attorney until he was fired in February after the incident.

Wagoner County First Assistant District Attorney Jack Thorp previously has said the person who was struck by Jordan declined medical treatment.

Jordan was driving was driving a 2014 Ford F-250 at the time of the incident in the Whitehorn Cove area of Wagoner County.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers took a report and arrested Jordan, booking him into the Wagoner city jail on Feb. 3. He was charged March 21.

Prosecution of Jordan’s case was handled by the Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office.

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