DUI charge dismissed for Conway magistrate judge

Conway, SC - CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Prosecutors have dismissed a DUI charge received by a Conway magistrate judge during an April traffic stop, according to Attorney Bert von Hermann.

Officials say Judge Brad Mayers was charged in April for driving under the influence, in addition to driving left of the centerline during a traffic stop by Myrtle Beach Police.

Mayers, according to von Hermann, was pulled over as he attempted to make a U-turn on a two-lane road. Von Hermann claims the judge pulled to the right to begin the turn, as a police officer sat in his blind spot.

The attorney claimed Mayers had drinks prior to enter his vehicle, but not enough to be considered impaired.

Mayers forfeited a $133 bail for his driving charge and pleaded no contest earlier this week. His DUI charge, in addition, was dismissed by prosecutors.

Officials say Mayers has resumed his normal duties as a magistrate judge and will preside over traffic and jury court cases.

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