Deputy Regrets DUI Discretion
Saturday night was one of questionable decisions by people in authority. Judge Howard Simms passed through a roadblock as a part of Operation Rolling Thunder.
Bibb County Deputies administered a breathalyzer on the Judge and he allegedly registered .083, just over the presumed limit of intoxication.
Chief Deputy David Davis says the Deputy made a judgment call and let Simms go, a decision the deputy now regrets.
"There was one of the deputies that came in and was concerned about really the image or the reflection that this incident has caused for the Sheriff's Office as well as for the deputies involved." -David Davis/Chief Deputy
I asked Chief Deputy David Davis what impact that statement of remorse would have as the investigation continues.
"That's one of those things we have to look at what happened, look at this particular officer's involvement in what happened, and then sort of hold that up against what our accepted practices and our policies and procedures are and we'll move from there." -David Davis/Chief Deputy
The identity of the deputies involved has yet to be revealed.
Tuesday, Judge Simms issued a statement saying he needs professional help and would be checking into an alcohol treatment center.