City Commissioner to enter treatment program after DUI arrest
Published: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 3:29 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 3:29 p.m.
Gainesville Commissioner Ed Braddy entered a treatment program Thursday to deal with alcohol related issues after being arrested for driving under the influence Wednesday, Republican Executive Committee Chairman Stafford Jones said late Thursday night.
Both Jones, a friend and political ally of Braddy's, and Braddy's attorney, Gloria Fletcher, have said they did not know when he would be able to return to the commission.
While driving his van Wednesday night, Braddy, 33, sideswiped another vehicle while changing lanes on NW 6th Street near NW 11th Avenue, according to Gainesville Police reports. No one was injured, but each vehicle received about $300 worth of damage, according to the police report.
Responding officers charged him with DUI after breath tests showed a blood-alcohol level of .184, according to the police report. Florida law prohibits driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher.
In a statement issued through Fletcher, Braddy took responsibility for the incident and planned to accept any punishments imposed by the courts.
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