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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger arrested for DWI overnight

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was arrested overnight for DWI, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says Berger was arrested by Wilmington Police. Jail staff says records show he was pulled over on Market Street.

The jail says Commissioner Berger was booked in at 6:42 a.m. and released on $800 unsecured bond around 8 a.m. The jail says his next court date is scheduled for January 16.

“We all need to keep in our prayers,” Commissioner Jonathan Barfield, who learned of Berger’s arrest from the media, said. “We need to find a way to build a support system around him.”

Berger has not yet responded to requests for comment.

Stay with WWAY for more information on this developing story.

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