Graves Guilty

CBS 46 in Atlanta reports that Rep. David Graves has been found guilty. Sentencing has been delayed pending the outcome of a second DUI trial for Graves.

AJC: Lawmaker found guilty of DUI

Cobb State Court Judge Irma B. Glover found Graves (R-Macon) guilty after a one day jury trial.

After hearing testimony from the arresting officer and seeing a videotape of Graves’ Feb. 15 arrest, Glover said she came to the “inescapable conclusion that the state had proven its case.”


  1. Romegaguy says:

    What I learned from the Graves trial:

    “Honest oc-i-fer, it aint the moonshine that makes me sound drunk, it’s my southern accent.”


  2. Romegaguy says:

    from the macon telegraph
    An early announcement for office

    This week brought two political developments in House District 137: The incumbent’s conviction on a DUI charge and a rival’s announcement that he intends to challenge said incumbent.

    Macon real estate broker Dale Washburn announced Friday that he will run next year for the seat now held by state Rep. David Graves. Both men are Republicans.

    Graves was convicted of DUI on Wednesday in Cobb County State Court. He faces a second trial later for a 2004 DUI charge.

    Washburn said he had already decided to run before news surfaced of Graves’ legal troubles. He said he waited to make his own announcement until Graves’ case was at least partly resolved.

    Washburn, who served a term on the Jones County Commission in the 1980s, moved to Bibb County 10 years ago. Last year, he mounted an unsuccessful challenge against 26th District Sen. Robert Brown, D-Macon.
    Bibb County Board of Education president Gary Bechtel has mentioned that he is considering a run for the 137th House seat.

  3. TigerLily says:

    I have also heard that Becky Burgess (Mercer and Troutman Sanders former) and Gary Bechtel will be announcing soon. I am sure there are more to come.

    The real question is: Will Graves even qualify? One conviction down and another trial in the wings….

  4. Graves should resign. At very least he should not qualify. He stood up at the caucus retreat this past weekend and apologized. But he has added to the heir of perception of “Corrupt Republicans” and for that he should retire.

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