Officers suspended after traffic stop with judge
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October 05, 2012 10:40 AM | 564 views | 1 1 comments | 6 6 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.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph.

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Bob Bummer
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October 07, 2012
Any other citizen would have been arrested on the spot. People in high positions can get away with crimes the average Joe cannot. They should all be fired.
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