NC County Commissioner Arrested, Posts Bond

A New Hanover County Commissioner has posted bond after being arrested on a charge of failing to appear in court.

Brian Berger was released from the county jail Friday night. He was supposed to be in district court that morning to answer charges of violating a domestic violence protection order obtained by his ex-girlfriend, but never showed up.

Sheriff's deputies arrested him at his home around 90 minutes after his case was supposed to begin.

Berger was arrested last year and charged with assault in an incident involving the same woman, but the charges were dropped after she said he never physically harmed her.

A call to Berger's lawyer was not immediately returned Saturday. He's scheduled to be in court again on Tuesday.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2012 at 06:33 AM
    he has been arrested for violating a restraining order from his gf, been removed from various county posts, and his house is in forcloseure... and he blames a conspiracy to remove him from office
  • by Mark on Jan 28, 2012 at 04:04 PM
    Didn't obama just miss court?
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      by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2012 at 06:28 AM in reply to Mark
      Yep, he is above the law also.
  • by George W on Jan 28, 2012 at 03:28 PM
    These democrats...always getting into trouble.
    • reply
      by ? on Jan 28, 2012 at 03:52 PM in reply to George W
      Sorry George he is republican... but good try.
      • reply
        by George W on Jan 28, 2012 at 06:56 PM in reply to ?
        These Republicans...always getting into trouble.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2012 at 06:28 AM in reply to George W
      Try these politicians.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2012 at 08:36 AM in reply to George W
      Reply with knowledge and not with ignorance
  • by ? on Jan 28, 2012 at 03:21 PM
    Another that believes he is above the law. supprising
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 at 03:05 PM
    What a real winner they have there. http://watchdogs.blogs.starnewsonline.com/19356/commissioner-brian-berger-reacts-to-starnews-report-on-his-voting-record/
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      by WOW! on Jan 28, 2012 at 07:53 PM in reply to
      What a guy. I'm gonna email him, just to let him see what decent writing is and why you should proofread things you write. Thanks for the link...I got a good laugh from it!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 at 03:01 PM
    I can hear him now. But your honor, the law does not apply to me, I am an elected official, I am above the law.
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      by excuse me on Jan 29, 2012 at 06:15 AM in reply to
      That's the way ALL of them feel, no matter what party they are affiliated with. Legal criminals, the new mob.
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