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Ga. officers suspended after traffic stop with judge

MACON (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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kevin 1 year, 11 months ago

If this isn't a coverup, I wonder what is. Great police force in Bibb County I should say. Since when you punish your own officers for doing their job?

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Kat 1 year, 11 months ago

Because they didn't do their job. They let the judge drive home after a roadside breath test showed his alcohol level was above the legal limit.

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