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Berger in court to face arrest warrant

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is back in court this morning more than a week after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest after he missed a court date.

Berger told WWAY Jan. 23 he did not know he was supposed to be in court earlier that day. He was due in court for charges of drug possession, DWI and impeding traffic. The charges stem from Berger’s arrest Dec. 6 after Wilmington Police say they found him slumped over the steering wheel of a car on Masonboro Loop Road.

When Berger did not appear today, Judge Sandra Ray issued an arrest warrant with a $25,000 bond, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Berger learned of the warrant in a text from WWAY. He said he was out of the state that day.

Berger was also scheduled for trial Wednesday for a 2012 DWI arrest in downtown Wilmington. That case was delayed because court was canceled because of a winter storm. Court was also canceled Thursday and Friday.


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