Barber in rehab, court case continued

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rowan County Commissioner Jon Barber, who was charged last month with driving while impaired and other traffic violations, did not show up for court today because he remains in rehab, court officials said.
Barber was charged last month with driving while impaired, driving left of center and failing to maintain lane control after he wrecked his vehicle. Since he refused a breath test at the scene, Barber’s driver’s license was automatically revoked for 30 days.
Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Suneson informed District Court Judge Marshall Bickett that Barber would not be in court and is expected to be released from rehab sometime later this month.
Barber said in an email sent to the Post in mid-May he was being admitted to a long-term inpatient rehabilitation program.
His case was continued until Aug. 2.
See Wednesday’s Post for more details.