FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — Donald Hawbaker, the vice chairman of the Spalding County Board of Commissioners, was arrested on Monday and charged with DUI, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

In a booking photo provided to 11Alive, Hawbaker, an attorney, can be seen with a wide smile.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said Hawbaker had been arrested by the Peachtree City Police Department. He was charged with DUI of alcohol.

Donald Hawbaker Spalding County Commissioner
Fayette County Sheriff's Office

Hawbaker, who represents District 5 in Spalding County, was released on Tuesday morning on a $3,250 bond.

According to his board of commissioners bio, Hawbaker is a father of five, grandfather of seven and the son of a Baptist minister.

He has served on the board of commissioners since 2015.


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