DUI Charge Against WRDW’s Chad Mills Dismissed


By Merrill Knox Comment

The DUI charge against WRDW multimedia journalist Chad Mills has been dismissed, according to the station.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s department told WRDW that the arresting deputy made a mistake in charging Mills with DUI. The charges against the multimedia journalist, who was arrested early Sunday morning, have been reduced to a minor traffic violation of “driving left of center and failing to maintain a lane.”

In addition to reporting the news of Mills’ arrest over the weekend, the Augusta CBS-affiliate has reported on the dismissal of the DUI charge.

“Any other time, a reporter or likely anyone being arrested for a minor traffic offense would not be news,” news director Estelle Parsley said in a statement. “However we wanted to set the record straight with our report and in the process work to clear Chad’s name.”