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Bankston DUI hearing moved to tomorrow

The hearing for Michael Bankston’s DUI case has been moved to Tuesday, May 17, the Mitchell County Clerk of Courts Adayna Broome confirmed.

Bankston, an assistant district attorney in the South Georgia Judicial Circuit and a candidate for superior court judge, was arrested for DUI in December 2015.

The hearing was originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, also the date of the Primary Election. The hearing will be at 2 p.m. at the Camilla Courthouse.

Bankston’s case was filed as an administrative dismissal and nolle prose on Feb. 16 by the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia and was originally reported as dismissed. However, a presiding judge never signed the document.

According to a Georgia State Patrol crash report, on Dec. 16, 2015, at 2:15 a.m., Bankston was traveling west on Georgia 93 in Baconton and was given a green light to cross Georgia 300. A semi-truck driving north on 300 attempted to beat a red light and sped through the intersection. Bankston’s vehicle T-boned the side of the truck. Neither driver was injured in the crash.