The Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress for Northwest Georgia is sitting in jail in Whitfield County after being convicted for DUI this week.
Steven Lamar Foster is challenging Republican Tom Graves for the Fourteenth Congressional District Seat, which includes Chattooga and surround counties. Foster, who represented himself on the charges, was convicted of DUI in Whitfield County Superior Court on Monday.
Foster had previously asked a Whitfield County judge to throw out the case, saying that he was not given the opportunity to have an independent blood test done after his arrest.
At the time of his arrest, in September of 2017, Foster was pulled over by Dalton Police after failing to turn on his headlights. A breath test at the time of the arrest showed the Foster’s blood-alcohol level was at .103, above the legal limit of .08. Dalton Police say that a blood test was also done at Hamilton Medical Center.
Foster remains in the Whitfield County Jail awaiting sentencing.
From AM 1180