This past week, the police in Cobb County reminded people that it doesn’t matter who you are or what title you hold. If you’re driving under the influence in their jurisdiction, you’re going to be caught and you will be arrested and charged with DUI in Cobb County.
On March 11, at about 11:30 pm, the police saw a car swerving in and out of their lane in the Southbound lanes of I-575. They promptly pulled over a red Chevy Corvette. They proceeded to do a breathalyzer test and the driver had a blood alcohol concentration of .097. This is over the legal limit BAC of .08.
The driver, 66-year-old Barry E. Morgan was promptly arrested and taken to the Cobb County jail. He was booked on charges of DUI and failure to maintain lane. The man was released the next morning. The suspect just so happened to be the Solicitor General for Cobb County.
Morgan, who was appointed to the post back in 1998, admitted to the charges. He did not back down and praised the cop who pulled him over and arrested him for doing his job well. Morgan also posted on his social media sites that he does not plan to run for re-election this year after being elected 6 times for the position. He was last elected in 2018.
Morgan has a long and ironic history with Cobb County. For years he oversaw the prosecution of misdemeanor DUIs and organized crime. He was also elected prosecutor of the year by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. He now faces the same penalties anybody else would if arrested and charged with DUI in Cobb County.
If you or your loved one have been arrested and charged with DUI, you want to get help right away. Call our office and consult with an Athens DUI attorney as soon as possible after your arrest.