Megachurch Pastor Faces Jail For “Blackout Drunk” DUI

The Christian Post reports:

Days after pleading “not guilty” to driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or more, Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston pled “guilty” to the charges and was sentenced to three years’ probation, a $140 fine and other penalties.

He is yet to be sentenced for an enhanced charge of driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.20% or more, which addiction experts classify as being “blackout drunk.”

Houston was arrested less than a month before he resigned as global senior pastor of Hillsong Church in March 2022 following revelations that two women had made complaints of misconduct against him.

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