Ga. judge scolded for DUI charge

FORSYTH, Ga. — The Judicial Qualifications Commission has reprimanded a Monroe County judge who was charged with drunken driving while he was hearing those types of cases.



The Telegraph of Macon reports that Jeffery M. Davis will remain the chief judge of the Magistrate Court of Monroe County. But he resigned his position as a Forsyth Municipal Court judge after his June 3 arrest.


Davis pleaded guilty on June 10 and was sentenced to about a year of probation, a day in jail, an $800 fine and 40 hours of community service.


He was stopped at a highway license checkpoint near Bibb County when he declined to take a sobriety test and was arrested. Officials say he reported himself to Georgia’s Judicial Qualifications Commission, which handles judicial misconduct complaints.





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