Track Palin, the oldest child of Sarah and Todd Palin, pleaded guilty today in court to assaulting his father after breaking into the Palin family home after being told to stay away. Track Palin appeared unshaven, wearing a ball cap and dark sunglasses while appearing in front of the judge to accept a plea that would keep him out of jail once again.
The Anchorage Daily News is reporting that Palin pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of misdemeanor criminal trespassing which stems from an incident just before Christmas at the Palin family home in Wasilla, Alaska (Track Palin, 29, lives elsewhere). Track Palin has been enrolled in a prosecution diversion program for veterans that provide therapy instead of incarceration for former military. Palin was originally charged with felony burglary along with criminal mischief and misdemeanor assault.
Court records say that Track Palin will have to undergo counseling and drug and alcohol testing to keep his end of the plea deal.
"If he successfully completes the requirements of Anchorage Veterans Court — including months of drug and alcohol testing, counseling and weekly court appearances — he will be sentenced to 10 days in jail. He will serve one year if he fails to complete the program."