- Associated Press - Friday, September 19, 2014

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been released from jail after three months.

Media outlets in Wilmington report that Berger had been in jail since June when he was arrested in Beech Mountain for violating probation on an impaired driving conviction from February.

Berger is being enrolled in a program that diverts individuals with mental health problems from the criminal justice system.

A judge earlier this month ruled Berger had violated probation on the DWI conviction and sentenced him to another year of probation. If he violates the latest probation he will have to return to jail to finish the remaining 75 days of the sentence.

Berger had remained in jail since the sentencing until he could be placed in a diversion program.

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