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Former police chief charged with second DUI

The repercussions of criminal charges can be quite serious, and it is not uncommon for people to lose their jobs following an arrest. The Chief of Police for Georgia State University recently resigned from his position after he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. This was his second DUI arrest.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 25, 2020, a police officer noticed a driver — the former Chief of Police — that was struggling to keep his vehicle in the correct lane. The officer initiated a traffic stop and determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was not immediately booked into the area jail because he was supposedly highly intoxicated, and was instead booked a couple days later on Nov. 27. He is charged with DUI and failure to maintain his lane.

His last arrest was three years prior on June 18, 2017, when he was charged with DUI, failure to maintain his lane and having an open container in his vehicle. After being pulled over he apparently told officers that he was not intoxicated. However, he supposedly admitted to having two beers at a tavern before driving.

The man was suspended from his position at Georgia State University for 20 days following his first DUI but then allowed to return. After his most recent arrest he is not only out of a job, but is also facing potentially serious criminal consequences, including fines and jail time. Addressing these matters should be a priority for anyone in a similar situation, and this process often begins with a thorough review of all charges and evidence.

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