Cops Suspended After Traffic Stop with Judge

MACON, Ga. (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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