Georgia: boozing Rep. Chuck Sims nabbed again 3rd DUI, 2nd this year

Rep. Chuck Sims

From AJC
A South Georgia legislator is on his way to rehab after police arrested him for DUI for the second time in less than four months.

Douglas police arrested Rep. Chuck Sims, R-Ambrose, at 1:45 Friday morning and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol. Sims was arrested in April by Douglas police, also on DUI charges.

It is the third time since 2010 that Sims has been arrested for alleged drinking behind the wheel, and his attorney, Patrick Ferris, said in a statement the lawmaker is entering an unnamed treatment facility to “address his alcohol use.”

“He hopes that what he learns in the coming weeks will make him a better person, a better father and a better civil servant,” Ferris said. “He intends to seriously reflect on his future and how he can best serve his community and this state moving forward.”

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