Washington Co. Judge Reprimanded for DUI | News
A state ethics panel has reprimanded a Washington County judge who admitted speeding and driving under the influence.
The state Judicial Qualifications Commission this week announced its reprimand against Robert W. Wommack, Jr. He is the county's State Court judge.
In March, Wommack pleaded guilty in Laurens County to DUI and speeding, according to the commission. He was sentenced to 12 months' probation, a $945 fine and his license was suspended for 120 days.
He was ordered to attend a safe-driving course, spend 40 hours in Alcoholics Anonymous and perform 22 hours in community service.
The commission says Wommack promptly reported himself to the state board and disqualified himself from hearing DUI cases.
They issued the reprimand after a private meeting with the judge. The Judicial Qualifications Commission released a statement describing their decision, but not the reprimand itself.