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So Far, No Driver's License Suspension for Commissioner Wole Ralph

Authorities arrested Clayton County commissioner Wole Ralph on suspision of DUI in February, but reports say that police officers failed to file proper paper work so that Ralph's license would be suspended. According to WSBTV, the Atlanta Police Department is now investigating the arresting officer in this case to get answers on why the proper paperwork was not filed with the Department of Driver Services (DDS) within 30 days.

Ralph reporteldy refused all related DUI testing, including field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test, on the night of his arrest. When a DUI suspect refuses sobriety testing in the state of Georgia, the state is supposed to suspend the suspect's driver's license and the driver is usually subjected to penalties that are similar to that of a DUI.

Some people may find it a bit odd that the county official never had his license suspended after his DUI arrest. However, DDS officials have stated that they plan to suspend Ralph's license even though the state's typical 30-day deadline has already passed for the paperwork to be filled out by the arresting officer.

In some states, if a driver refuses a BAC test, his or her license can be suspended for more than a year. A driver will usually go through the driver's license suspension for a shorter period of time if he or she were to submit to a BAC test and be over the legal limit of .08 percent.

Wole Ralph has made few statements about his DUI case due to the investigation, which currently remains open. He has stated that he looks forward to resolving the matters surrounding his DUI allegations in court.

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