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Long Co. commissioner gets DUI

Walker sorry for mistake

POSTED: April 26, 2012 7:30 p.m.
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Long County Commission Chairman Bobby Walker

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Long County Commission Chairman Bobby Walker was cited for driving under the influence Tuesday night in Long County.

Georgia State Patrol Post 11-Hinesville commander Sgt. First Class T. King said Walker was pulled over by a trooper on Simmons Mill Pond Road at 10:14 p.m. King said that in addition to being cited for a DUI, Walker also was cited for improper lane change.

King said Walker registered a .13 blood alcohol content level on a breath test. The minimum level to be cited in Georgia is .08.
On Wednesday, Walker admitted the ticket and said he regretted what he had done.

“I was wrong. I know better than to do this. And in my position, I ought to hold myself to a higher standard,” Walker said. “I was eating with some friends and I had a few beers. And I thought over the time that I was in there that I would be OK to drive.

“I’ve never had a DUI before, and I don’t do this kind of thing. I just made a mistake. The trooper did his job. I am sorry that it happened, and all I can say is that I apologize to the people of Long County.”

Walker also said that due to him being cited, he already had registered for the state’s DUI/defensive driving class and is eager to comply with all that is required.

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