White calls again for Berger resignation after arrest
Commissioner Berger was charged last week with DWI and possession of schedule II drugs. (Source: New Hanover County Jail)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – New Hanover County Board of
Commissioners Chairman Woody White once again called for fellow commissioner Brian
Berger to step down, days after another arrest.
Speaking at the end of the last commission meeting of the
year, White said it's "obviously a tough
time in his life." Berger was charged
last week with DWI, impeding traffic and possession of schedule II drugs.
are with Commissioner Berger in what is obviously a tough time in
his life," Commissioner Woody White said. "And, while we hope he is
doing ok and we hope he is seeking
help, we also would like to strongly encourage him to
And short of that, we hope that he will stay off of our
local roadways when he's….his
capacity to drive is not there. It's a
dangerous situation what we think transpired last week. We've done an awful lot as a board this year to address some of these concerns.
We are continuing
to keep the security
measures in place at our public meetings. We are continuing to monitor and ensure the staff in our county buildings are equally
protected with the requirement that he be escorted by a sheriff's deputy when
he comes there. A requirement by the way
he has ignored once and we hope he won't do anymore. But we wish him
well and will repeat what myself and other commissioners offered 6 months ago, which is that anytime he wants our help all he
has to do is ask for it.
We don't condone the choices he makes, but we are fellow human beings and we are here to help him if he asks us. "
Berger did not attend Monday afternoon's meeting.
Commissioners removed Berger from the board earlier this
year, only to have him return to the role after a judge ruled the process was
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