The Conclusion of Ben Harbin’s DUI Saga

Here it is.

State Rep. Ben Harbin was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to reckless driving.
Harbin, R-Evans, was initially charged with driving under the influence – also a misdemeanor – in May 2007. He was pulled over by Atlanta police, who said the lawmaker slurred his words, had trouble keeping his balance and smelled of alcohol after his 2003 Nissan Maxima hit a utility pole.


  1. The Comma Guy says:

    The Augusta Chronicle story has a few more details, including that the probation will end early when he completes his community service and his license will not be suspended. And since the officer never submitted the form to suspend his license or failed to show for the hearing, Harbin’s license was never suspended for failing to submit to the requested testing of his breath or blood upon his arrest.

  2. Progressive Dem says:

    How is it we make an example and throw the book at Michael Vick, but give a pass to Ben Harbin?

  3. midnightrider says:

    I had a friend in college who thought he was smart…he refused a DUI test and was told that by doing that he admitted to a DUI.

    Is this just not true?

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