Ga. judge faces aggressive driving charge

 

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The Glynn County Police Department will seek a warrant charging Brunswick municipal court Judge Andrew Lakin with aggressive driving in an Aug. 24 incident in which he is accused to following a woman driver for more than 10 miles.

Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said Friday that Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett signed a special order moving the matter to the Savannah-based Eastern Judicial Circuit.

Because Lakin is a judge in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit, judges here cannot consider the warrant application. Lakin also serves at attorney for the Glynn County school board.

The woman, who is the wife of a Glynn County police sergeant, told officers that Lakin began tailgating her car in his Cadillac as she drove on U.S. 341 at Heritage Christian Academy near the northern city limits.

She drove south to the Brunswick Police Department but found no officers because it has been vacated for renovation. Continuing to drive, she called her husband on her cell phone.

He alerted Brunswick police by radio, and a city officer stopped Lakin in Brunswick.

Lakin has said he followed the woman to warn her about her own dangerous driving.

Brunswick police officials said they would act at the direction of the City Commission but had not opened an investigation.

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