Gwinnett County’s top official was released from jail late Monday night.
A spokesperson for the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office said deputies received a tip from a caller inside a Lilburn restaurant who claimed they saw Bannister drinking at the bar. Deputies stopped the chairman after they said he performed an improper lane change.
The sheriff’s office spokesperson said Bannister failed a field sobriety test and was booked into the county jail. He was later released on a signature bond.
Without saying a word, Bannister jumped into a SUV waiting outside the jail.
No word on when the chairman will have his first court appearance.