Macon-Bibb commissioner Virgil Watkins arrested for DUI

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MACON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Virgil Watkins has been arrested for driving under the influence, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and a detective with the Georgia State Patrol.

Lt. Sean Defoe, with the Sheriff’s Office, confirmed that Watkins was arrested early Friday morning by Georgia State Patrol troopers. Trooper M. Brock with the Georgia State Patrol confirmed that GSP is handling Watkins’ arrest.

Lt. Sean Defoe confirmed to 41NBC that Watkins was taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center after his arrest and has been released.

Watkins represents Macon- Bibb County’s 8th district.

Stay with 41NBC for further updates.




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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.