Brooks County State Court Judge arrested for DUI following crash

Published: Dec. 13, 2016 at 9:28 PM EST
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

December 13, 2016

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- A Brooks County State Court Judge has been arrested for driving under the influence, the Georgia State Patrol confirms.

Judge William Folsom, 68, was arrested on Monday just after 6:30 p.m. after being involved in a crash.

GSP says the two-vehicle crash happened on Shiloh Road near Amber Drive in Valdosta.

The crash reports states that Folsom-- one of the drivers-- smelled of alcohol, had glassy, bloodshot eyes, and appeared unsteady on his feet.

When troopers asked if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages, Folsom said he'd had a glass and a half of wine earlier. Officials say he was cooperative during the investigation.

GSP says a breathalyzer test revealed Folsom had a blood alcohol content of .09, which is .01 above the legal limit.

Folsom was arrested for DUI and taken to the Lowndes County Jail.