According to court records obtained by Fox News, Stacey Abrams’ running mate Charlie Bailey was charged with DUI on May 5, 2011, given a 12-month probationary period, 100 hours of community service, and a $1,400 fine.
The arresting officer asserted that Bailey was initially stopped by the police for a broken tail light when the officer “detected a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from within the passenger compartment” of the car, Breitbart News reported.
The story claimed that Bailey was charged with DUI after allegedly refusing to take a breathalyzer test.
“I asked Bailey how much he had to drink, and he stated he had consumed one beer and he was giving his friend, Kelly Christian, a ride home,” the officer wrote.
“Bailey then became visibly nervous, to the point I could see his hands shaking as he handed me his license. I also observed Bailey’s eyes to be watery in appearance,” the report went on.
Bailey was also required to attend a DUI course and a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Victim Impact Panel to learn from his mistakes, in addition to paying the fine, performing 100 hours of community service, and serving a year on probation for breaking the law.
Along with Abrams, Bailey is currently vying for lieutenant governor of Georgia. “As a lawyer and former Senior Assistant District Attorney, I have spent my career getting justice for Georgians,” Bailey’s campaign website states. “I will fight for public safety to ensure the well-being of Georgia families.”
Abrams is running against Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and received an endorsement from Bailey in June.
“I’m so proud to endorse my friend, Charlie Bailey, to be the next lieutenant governor for the great state of Georgia,” Abrams said.
Bailey has cultivated a reputation of being a radical Democrat, just like Abrams.
“I am proud to be Leader @staceyabrams’ chosen running mate,” Bailey tweeted to accept Abrams’s endorsement.
“Stacey is leading the fight to build One Georgia-where every person has the opportunity to build a better life for their kids than they had.”