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Report: DA faces DUI charge
Tom Durden
Tom Durden - photo by Courier file photo
A Savannah television station is reporting that Atlantic Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden was arrested for DUI Wednesday afternoon in Tattnall County.
Durden told the Courier he would not comment on the incident because it is still under investigation. He did confirm he was involved in a wreck, but would not comment further, except to say he was not injured.
WTOC TV reported late Wednesday that Durden was charged after his car slid off a road. It attributed the report to the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Department.
Repeated calls to the department in Reidsville Thursday could not confirm the report. Reporters were told a statement would be issued, but it had not by the Courier’s deadline Thursday evening.
Assistant District Attorney Joe Skeens said, “We do not have a statement on that.”
A graduate of Mercer University Law School, Durden also has taught criminal law classes at Central Texas College and Savannah Technical Institute. In 1996 he was a part of the teaching faculty for a prosecutor’s course and a GBI special agent course.
Durden was elected district attorney in 1998 after serving 14 years as chief assistant DA.
The Atlantic Judicial Circuit includes six counties: Bryan, Evans, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, and Tattnall.
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