- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A judge in Savannah has sentenced a county commissioner to a year on probation after he was convicted of reckless driving in an incident last summer that injured a city maintenance worker.

The Savannah Morning News reports (bit.ly/1QFFpL9) a jury Tuesday acquitted Chatham County Commissioner Yusuf Shabazz of a related charge of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

Prosecutors say Shabazz was driving a van that struck the left hand of a worker who was waving a caution flag in a construction zone last June. A witness testified Shabazz drove away after saying, “You tell the cops I’m Commissioner Shabazz.”

State Court Judge Jeffery Arnold rejected prosecutors’ request to jail Shabazz for 90 days. But he ordered the commissioner to undergo a psychological assessment.


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