Former elections director gets two years on probation

Former Fulton County Elections Director Sam Westmoreland must serve two years on probation after failing to register for drug court in Laurens County, Ga., a Superior Court judge ruled Friday. He’s scheduled to be released from the Laurens jail on Saturday.

Westmoreland, 43, resigned on Monday after Registration and Elections Board members found out he was locked up in the Alpharetta jail for failing to comply with probation terms stemming from a 2009 DUI arrest. He was later transferred to Laurens County, where he was charged with DUI in a 2008 collision with a tractor trailer. Both cases involved prescription drugs.

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