Editor's Note: Due to the reporter's error, the original version of this story did not include specific information about a pre-trial diversion program Monhollen is participating in in lieu of jail time.
FRANKFORT — A Lexington man who is a certified DUI instructor in Lincoln County has pleaded guilty to charges he falsified DUI program completion forms.
Timothy Monhollen, 40, will be formally sentenced Nov. 16 for three counts of tampering with public records, a Class D felony. His sentence is six years, but Monhollen will be placed in a pre-trial diversion program for five years in lieu of jail time.
The charges were the result of an investigation launched by Attorney General Jack Conway after it was referred to his office by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in 2010.
Shelley Johnson, deputy communications director for Conway, said Monhollen is accused of falsely approving DUI program completion forms on Sept. 1, 2005; Aug. 5, 2008; and May 7, 2009.
"He was basically signing these forms for people saying people had completed the course when they hadn't," Johnson said.
Monhollen, who was a certified DUI instructor in Lincoln, Boyle, Jessamine, Mercer and Fayette counties, was indicted for the crimes in October 2011.
In addition to participating in the pre-trial diversion program, Monhollen has been banned from obtaining DUI or domestic violence certifications or working with DUI or domestic violence offenders in Kentucky.