He was traveling 72 miles an hour when the speed limit was 45.
And there were four children in his car.
When law enforcement pulled him over, they say Rep. Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) reeked of alcohol but told officers he had not been drinking.
According to dash cam footage, he then told the officers that he had some wine the night before and was probably just hungover. But according to Clayton Police records, Taylor’s blood alcohol was .225 — nearly three times the legal limit — when he was arrested on April 7th for DUI, possession of an open alcohol container and speeding.
Rep. Taylor says he “profoundly regrets” what he calls “this serious mistake.”
He claims that he will “work to regain the trust of the people of his district.”
But Taylor plans to continue his bid for for re-election and will run in the primary on May 24.
Rep. Taylor endangered not only himself but the four children who were in the car with him and every other driver he encountered that day.
Let’s be clear: Rep. Taylor has a right to his day in court.
But breaking Georgia laws and endangering the lives of children disqualifies him from serving as a member of the body that makes those laws.
If you’re as outraged as we are by Rep. Taylor’s conduct, send him a message today by signing this petition. Tell Rep. Taylor that he should resign.
The people of Georgia deserve better.