NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was in court Wednesday morning for a DWI hearing, but his case was continued until June. He told WECT, that he was 'not guilty' of the charge.'
Berger looked very stoic in the courtroom, with his hands clasped and his eyes looking down. His case was continued before the judge even sat down.
Berger was arrested and charged with DWI in December 2012 for having a blood alcohol concentration of .08.
According to a police report, Berger was pulled over around 2:00 a.m. in the 200 block of Market Street. The report said an officer saw the commissioner make an abrupt left turn and then pulled him over.
We tried to catch up with Berger as he left the courtroom. When we asked him if he was guilty of the DWI, he answered, "no." When we asked him why, he said "because of the facts".
The DWI charge is one of several reasons county commissioners decided Monday to censure Berger and move forward with an amotion hearing.
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