The Courier reached out to Fort Stewart officials about information related to Saturday’s DUI suspect Antoine McLendon. A statement released by Fort Stewart Chief of Public Communications Kevin Larson reads:
“Private 1st Class Antoine McLendon, a suspect in the fatal motor vehicle accident in Midway on January 26, had been previously disciplined by his chain-of-command for driving under the influence in September 2017 and was ordered to attend substance abuse counseling. At the time of this past weekend's motor vehicle accident, McLendon was in the process of being administratively separated from the Army for disciplinary reasons. The Army does not suspend driver's licenses. We followed Army policy in suspending McLendon's on-post driving privileges following his September 2017 incident. His on-post driving privileges were suspended for one year. At the time of the Jan. 26 incident there were no restrictions barring McLendon's on-post driving privileges. Per Army policy, we cooperated with the state of Georgia and complied with the Department of Driver Services' policies on alcohol offenses.”
McLendon remains in Liberty County Jail without a bond. He is charged with homicide by vehicle in 1st degree, serious injury by vehicle, and other serious traffic violations.
The Courier will follow up with more updates as they come in.