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December 24, 2013

Outgoing Councilman arrested for DUI

MILLEDGEVILLE — In the twilight of his Milledgeville City Council term, Phillip Joiner was arrested for driving under the influence Monday afternoon.

Joiner was also cited for an expired tag, possession of open container and failure to maintain lane by the Georgia State Patrol.

At approximately 2:33 p.m. Monday, a GSP trooper traveling north on North Jefferson Street nearing its intersection with Walton Street noticed Joiner’s Jeep Cherokee travel off the asphalt and onto the concrete portion of the roadway edge near the curb, according to the report.

The GSP report states that the “vehicle nearly struck the curb with both driver’s side tires.”

The trooper prepared to make a traffic stop when the Cherokee left the lane again. Joiner finally pulled into a nearby parking lot.

According to the trooper, the Jeep had a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from within.”

Joiner told the trooper he was on his way to change clothes to attend a City Council meeting.

Joiner refused a portable Alco-Sensor FST but agreed to a roadside sobriety test, according to the GSP incident report.

After exiting the Cherokee, the trooper “smelled the very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on (Joiner’s) breath and about his person.”

Field sobriety tests were conducted in the parking lot. Joiner didn’t perform well on multiple portions of the test, according to the report.

Joiner was placed under arrest for DUI. He was transported to the Baldwin County Jail for processing Monday evening and later released.

Milledgeville City Council and Mayor Richard Bentley requested earlier this month that Joiner, whose term representing District 4 expires Dec. 31, resign from office effectively immediately. Council announced the decision in regards to findings from a city ethics complaint filed against Joiner.

Joiner said then resigning wasn’t in his plans and that he would complete his term. Joiner did not seek re-election for a second term.




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