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Hillsong’s Brian Houston Receives Fine and Probation for DUI

Sodertalje, Sweden - July 20, 2017: The Hillsong church sign at the entrance to the church located at the Oxbacksgatan street.

Hillsong founder Brian Houston has been sentenced to three years’ probation and received a $140 fine in relation to drink driving charges, The Christian Post reports.

The 69-year-old pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or more.

He has not yet been sentenced for an additional charge pending the outcome of an appeal.

A further charge for allegedly failing to display two license plates on the vehicle he was driving was dismissed.

The Superior Court of California also ordered that Houston attend an alcohol programme and self-help meetings, and receive victim impact counselling.

Houston was arrested for DUI in Newport Beach, California in February 2022, just weeks before he stepped down as global senior pastor of Hillsong following allegations about his conduct.

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