UPDATE: Local candidate for U.S. Congress convicted of DUI sentenced to 6 months in jail
Steven Lamar Foster was sentenced to six months in jail for a DUI conviction.
UPDATE: Conasauga Circuit District Attorney Bert Poston tells Channel 3, Steven Lamar Foster, a candidate for U.S. Congress has been sentenced to six moths in jail for a DUI conviction.
Poston says Foster will also serve six months of probation following his release.
Foster is running as a Democrat against Republican Tom Graves for Georgia 14th Congressional District.
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PREVIOUS STORY: DALTON (AP) - A candidate for Congress has been jailed in Georgia while he awaits sentencing for a drunken driving conviction.
Steven Lamar Foster of Dalton is a former physician running as a Democrat in northwest Georgia's 14th District. He's challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Graves in the November election.
Whitfield County Superior Court records show a jury Monday convicted Foster of driving under the influence. The judge ordered him jailed without bond until he's sentenced next week.
A Dalton police report says officers pulled Foster over on Sept. 23 for driving at night without headlights. The officers reported Foster agreed to take a breath test, which showed his blood alcohol content was .103 - above the legal limit of .08.
Foster's attorney, Richard Murray, did not immediately return a phone message Thursday.
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