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State lawmaker charged with DUI: Four kids in car, gun on hip, he blows .225

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March 7, 2016 Atlanta: Rep. Tom Taylor-R waits in line to qualify for re-election at the Georgia Capitol Monday morning. Qualifying for 2016 state and federal elections opened Monday All 180 seats in the General Assembly, 14 in the U.S. House, one U.S. Senate seat and one spot on the state Public Service Commission are up for grabs. Qualifying closes noon Friday. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

State Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Dunwoody, chairman of the Legislature’s MARTA oversight committee. Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com

One of your Insiders, Aaron Gould Sheinin, has reported the following:

Taylor, 54, a Dunwoody Republican, had a blood-alcohol content of .225, nearly three times the legal limit of .08, according to a Clayton Police Department incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution…

Taylor was stopped at 2:45 p.m. on April 7 for driving 72 mph in a 45 mph zone with four juveniles in his SUV, according to the police report. Officer Michael Bennett reported that Taylor exited his vehicle and was legally carrying a gun on his hip. Bennett said Taylor had “an overwhelming odor of alcohol,” but denied that he had anything to drink.

You can read a very thorough incident report here: