Americus judge charged with DUI

Rucker Smith
Rucker Smith

AMERICUS, GA - Chief Superior Court Judge Rucker Smith of Americus, who was arrested and charged with DUI Saturday afternoon, just issued a statement refusing comment on his arrest.

Leslie Police pulled Smith over for speeding on Federal Street just after 5:00 Saturday afternoon.

The officer spotted an open container of alcohol and asked the judge to take a breathalyzer test.

The judge refused and was taken to the Sumter County jail and booked on a DUI charge.

He was then released from jail and was back on the bench Tuesday.

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