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Berger's traffic charges reduced; plans to appeal domestic order violation

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger got a break in court today.

Berger's attorney, Sen. Thom Goolsby, says his client's driving with license revoked citation was dismissed, and his speeding charge was reduced from 41 miles per hour to 34 in a 25 mile per hour zone. The charges stem from a January 5 traffic stop in Wilmington.

Meanwhile, Goolsby says he plans to appeal Berger's January conviction for violating a domestic protection order.

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ou scratch my back....I'll look the other way.

What would the average citizen receive for Driving almost Twice the posted safe speed limit with a revoked license?
This creep needed to be sent to jail.

If I were an attorney in Wilmington, I would make note of this...to show disparity in treatment if their client received anything more than this farcical punishment.

Maybe the judge in this case has some sort of land deal which needs to be adjudicated by the board. you scratch my back..I'll look the other way. way to go criminals.

This happens every day....

This happens ever single court day Jim, that is how the system works. It doesn't matter who you are. They wheel and deal. Is it right? Only if you are the one holding the ticket.

Yup...

Everyone I've ever known who received a ticket, or even serious DUI charges, was contacted by law offices within days. None of them ever had the original charges stick. I knew guys in high school who were pulled driving in excess of 100 mph didn't lose their licenses for any substantial time. I've been told that lawyers who handle traffic cases have enormous influence in the General Assembly so this won't likely change anytime soon. Ever notice that no one really seems to sweat the risk of getting caught drunk driving? Why would they?

Is this how Government Officials scam the system?

Is this how Government Officials scam the system?

***driving with license revoked citation was dismissed.
Was he driving with a valid permit?
was it revoked?

***speeding charge was reduced from 41 miles per hour to 34
.........in a 25 mile per hour zone.

Did he "go back in time" to reduce how fast he was going?
Would a child he killed driving that fast be able to have their injuries "reduced" to loss of legs instead of death?

This is an pure and explicit example of political cronyism.

What would the average citizen receive for Driving almost Twice the posted safe speed limit with a revoked license? This creep needed to be sent to jail.

If I were an attorney in Wilmington, I would make note of this...to show disparity in treatment if their client received anything more than this farcical punishment.

Maybe the judge in this case has some sort of land deal which needs to be adjudicated by the board. you scratch my back..I'll look the other way. way to go criminals.