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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David has been waiting for weeks to see if Judge Jerry Jolly would recant his order doing away with traffic court.

Today David spoke publicly for the first time since, taking the conversation to The Morning Beat with Chad Adams on The Big Talker FM. (Click here to listen to the entire interview)

David says he has kept quiet about the issue until now, because he wants to remain professional. He says he has still not heard back from Jolly, and now he may have to pursue legal action to get traffic court back.

“I’m in a public fight not of my own choosing,” David said. “I’m responding at this point, and frankly I find it somewhat embarrassing that as public officials we’re airing our dirty laundry out in the way that we are, because I believe when powerful people fight, ultimately the community loses.”

David says the whole thing started over a StreetSafe program and the judge’s confusion with David’s affiliation with the organization. David says now that more information has come out about the company, it is obvious he is doing nothing wrong.

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