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Some members of the Madison County Board are calling for a special Judiciary Committee meeting to look into a DUI case that some say was mishandled. Former U.S. Attorney Steve Wigginton is keeping his driving privileges, following a second DUI arrest during which he allegedly refused a breathalyzer test for a second time.
Madison County Board member Republican Mike Walters and other supporters gathered Wednesday in the courtyard between Madison County Administration Building and Madison County Courthouse to draw attention to their claims. Walters chairs the county's Judiciary Committee:
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Democrat Madison County Circuit Clerk Mark Von Nida tells The Big Z he takes responsibility for the mistake.
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Von Nida says the error that allowed Wigginton to get his license back for now happened when his hearing was set more than 30 days from the time the hearing was requested, and says they discovered another 6 similar errors once that one came to light. He says they have since instituted a policy that in essence double-checks the math so that something like this doesn't happen again.