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NYPL President Pleads Guilty To DWI

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library’s president has admitted he was driving drunk when he backed into a parked car in Harlem.

Anthony Marx pleaded guilty Friday to driving while intoxicated. It’s a misdemeanor.

He was fined $500 and ordered to attend alcohol counseling and a driving program. His driver’s license will be revoked for six months.

His lawyer, Daniel Parker, declined to comment. Marx has said he deeply regrets embarrassing his family and the library. He became its president in July.

The former Amherst College president was arrested last month. Authorities said his blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

A library spokeswoman says the institution is satisfied the case has been resolved.

The library was founded in 1895.

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