The DeKalb County solicitor's office dropped a 2010 DUI case against a former TV reporter. who agreed to a reduced charge of texting while driving and will tape a public service announcement about the topic.
On June 3, 2010, the man was pulled over around midnight in Doraville when police noticed he sat through a green light. After being stopped by law enforcement, the man took the field sobriety test but was arrested when he refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test. He was held in the Doraville jail and released on $1210 bond.
The former reporter's attorneysaid he had witnesses who could vouch that his client had Law enforcement must have misunderstood and took the man to jail thinking he didn't want to take any test. Video of the arrest was not available which weakened the prosecution's case, he added.
What the suspect DID admit to doing was texting his wife while operating his vehicle.He agreed to a reduced charge of texting while driving and will tape a public service announcement about the topic.