Arizona state senator plea bargain

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Arizona State Senator, Scott Bundgaard, accepts a plea bargain for charges stemming from a freeway altercation with his former girlfriend.

After hours of negotiations Tuesday Bundgaard pleaded "no contest" to a misdemeanor endangerment charge.

Attorneys say the judge accepted the terms of the deal, which involved the dismissal of a misdemeanor assault charge as well.

The fight cost the Arizona lawmaker his senate majority leadership position.  Bundgaard has one year to attend a diversion program if he doesn't want to face jail time and years of probation.

The agreement comes a day before Bundgaard was scheduled to appear in court for a pretrial hearing