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Commissioner Berger advised not to drive

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger says he has been advised not to drive and he won't be.

This came after Berger drove away in his Jeep Cherokee after appearing in court Wednesday.

The problem with that is Berger's driver's license is currently suspended.

Court documents showed he had to surrender his license by January 15 to avoid losing it longer than the standard 30 days.

The elected leader appeared before a judge Wednesday for a charge of driving while intoxicated. His case has been continued to April 24.

Wilmington Police officers will be notified about the revoked license, according to Detective Kevin Smith. He said a concerned citizen notified the department that Berger was driving with a suspended license.

If an officer pulls him over, Berger will be charged with driving during revocation.

When WECT.com confronted the commissioner before he pulled away, Berger said the suspension was not in effect yet and his attorney was working it out.

A call to Berger's attorney has not been returned as of this report.

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