I have been gone most of the day, and then had the power go out for a number of hours this afternoon, but wanted to link to this article with more details about Rep. Harbin’s DUI arrest. As several people have noted, Rep. Harbin was responsible for stiffening a number of DUI laws.
“Obviously, I would like to express regret over my accident on Sunday,” Harbin said in a statement issued through House Speaker Glenn Richardson’s office. “But I would also like to express my gratitude for the overwhelming support and concern I’ve received from my family and friends. I am thankful to God that I was not injured, and I pledge to continue my public service to my district and the people of Georgia.”
Meanwhile, Harbin was honored Tuesday by James magazine, which gave him its “Legislator of the Year” award.
Matt Towery, the magazine’s publisher, said the decision to give Harbin the award was made three months ago and was published in the March issue of the magazine. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Pro Tem Mark Burkhalter, R-Alpharetta, were also honored.