Georgia Mayor Faces Second DUI in Four Years

By Mary Ann

Dawson Georgia Mayer Robert Albritten was arrested and charged with speeding and DUI. If convicted, this would be his second Georgia DUI in the past four years. A Dooly County sheriff stopped Albritten for driving 90 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. The mayor had a blood alcohol level (BAC) of 0.11. Georgia’s per-se BAC limit for DUI is 0.08.

Albritten pled guilty to DUI and following too closely in January, 2003, after his car crashed into another vehicle and a woman was injured.

The 2003 charges came amid allegations that Albritten, a funeral director and former insurance salesman, had falsified life insurance forms for 10 personal care home residents who either did not know or understand that they were purchasing insurance policies. He was sentenced to 12 months probation and fined $9,000 under a plea bargain. 

Albritten was re-elected as mayor of Dawson in November 2002 despite the swirling fraud allegations.   He was re-elected again in 2004. The people of Dawson must really like this guy.