Atlantic Beach town attorney faces DUI charge

John C. Zilinsky (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
John C. Zilinsky (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

Atlantic Beach, SC - ATLANTIC BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Atlantic Beach's town attorney is in trouble with the law after he was arrested on a DUI charge early Sunday morning.

According to jail records, John C. Zilinsky, 52, of Conway, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:44 a.m. Sunday. He was released almost three hours later.

Atlantic Beach Town Manager William Booker confirmed that Zilinsky is the town's attorney and said his employment status with the town has not changed.

Horry County spokeswoman Lisa Bourcier said Zilinsky is also a contract attorney for the Horry County Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. She said he regularly attends the meetings for the groups, but is not an attorney employee.

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