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County commissioner charged with DUI


A member of the DeKalb County Commission faces dui charges after being pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy Thursday.


Jerry David Adcock, 65, was charged with a first offense of driving under the influence and was cited for driving on roadways laned for travel. According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, a deputy spotted a Ford pickup truck failing to maintain its lane of travel on Sparta Highway.


The lawman performed a traffic stop and found Adcock to be the driver. While speaking with Adcock, the deputy allegedly noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. Adcock reportedly admitted to having consumed four or five alcoholic beverages earlier in the evening.


The sheriff said Adcock submitted to, but performed poorly on, field sobriety tasks, his eyes were bloodshot, he was unsteady on his feet, and his speech was slow. He reportedly submitted to a blood alcohol test.


Adcock, serving his second four-year term as a Fifth-District county commissioner, was first elected in 2010.


His bond was set at $1,500, and he will appear in court on June 16.