Officers suspended after traffic stop with judge
by Associated Press Wire
October 05, 2012 10:40 AM | 482 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MACON, Ga. (AP) — The Bibb County sheriff said Thursday that two of his officers will be suspended without pay for their actions at a traffic checkpoint where a local judge was stopped.

Sheriff’s officials say officers stopped Bibb County Judge Howard Simms on Sept. 22 for a license check during an operation they called "Rolling Thunder." Sheriff’s reports state the judge was allowed to drive home although a roadside breath test showed his alcohol level was above the legal limit.

Sheriff Jerry Modena says a captain will be suspended for five days and a sergeant will be suspended for three days.

Simms, a Superior Court judge and former district attorney, said in a statement last month that he was entering an in-patient alcohol addiction treatment facility. The judge has not been charged with DUI.

___ Information from: The Macon Telegraph.
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