Local Judge arrested – some judicial duties suspended

Local attorney and Judge Benjamin “Ben” Brinson was arrested by the Statesboro Police Department on Sunday, September 1.

According to the arrest report, Brinson, 65, is facing charges of DUI – less safe (alcohol), speeding in excess of maximum limits and open container of alcohol in motor vehicle. He was taken into custody and transported to the Bulloch County jail. Brinson currently serves as Municipal/Recorders Court Judge for the cities of Claxton and Hagan. Additionally, Brinson serves as Juvenile Court Judge for Evans and Bulloch counties.

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By Julie Braly, Editor