Bibb deputy suspended following DUI arrest

A trooper stopped Anthony Colbert around 11:00pm Sunday in Bibb County

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A trooper stopped Anthony Colbert around 11:00pm Sunday in Bibb County

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Troopers arrested a Bibb County deputy for driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to the incident report, a trooper stopped Anthony Colbert around 11 p.m. Sunday in Bibb County. The report shows Colbert traveled in his Mercedes at 123 miles per hour in a 55-speed zone.

The report goes on to says, Colbert mentioned he was a lieutenant with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

The trooper said Colbert was under the influence of alcohol. He also refused a blood test.

Authorities took Colbert to the Bibb County jail.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office say they suspended Colbert pending his case.

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