A Madison County assistant state’s attorney was arrested Friday night on charges of driving under the influence. The prosecutor, Calvin Fuller, was involved in a car crash after he lost control of his vehicle, swerving off the roadway and colliding with a utility pole. As an officer responded to the accident, he noticed the scent of alcohol on Fuller, and he was stumbling when attempting to walk. Fuller refused to complete a field sobriety test, which causes his driver’s license to be temporarily suspended. According to court records, he was charged in Madison County on Monday for driving under the influence of alcohol. Fuller has served as a Madison County prosecutor for nearly 20 years and has been placed on paid administrative leave. Tom Gibbons, Madison County’s State’s Attorney, stated that the incident will now be handled as a personnel issue separate from his criminal case.
Despite the statistics, education, and media attention drivers make the reckless decision to operate a vehicle while impaired every day in the United States. According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, every two hours a victim is injured in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver and there are 28 drunk driving fatalities each day. Making the decision to drive under the influence of alcohol is dangerous and can result in taking the life of an innocent individual.
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