Athens-Clarke Commissioner Davenport arrested for DUI


Patrick Davenport

By Joe Johnson

An Athens-Clarke County commissioner reportedly was arrested for alleged drunk driving early Saturday morning.

According to the county jail’s website, District 1 Commissioner Patrick Davenport was booked in on a DUI charge at 1:47 a.m. and released on his own recognizance five hours later.

The Athens-Clarke County police report of the incident was not available Sunday morning.

However, Lt. Shaun Barnett, ACCPD’s public information officer, said the arrest stemmed from a 12:06 a.m. 911 call regarding a drunk driver in the 900 block of College Station Road.

“The caller stated that a black GMC SUV had 2 flat tires and the driver appeared to be intoxicated.” Barnet said.

A responding officer made contact with the vehicle, which was stationary in the road, with the 42-year-old county official the only occupant, he said.

“The officer performed standardized field sobriety tests and as a result, the driver was arrested for DUI,” according to Barnett, who said he had no further details concerning the incident.

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