STATEMENT FROM ANDERSON COUNTY ATTORNEY BOBBI JO LEWIS
The Anderson County Attorney’s Office cannot discuss any sentencing recommendations that may have been communicated to Mr. Billy Gillispie’s counsel. However, what I can tell you is that Mr. Gillispie will be treated like any other defendant arrested for DUI in this county and the charge will not be amended down – it will remain DUI.
I cannot speak for how Mr. Gillispie has been treated in the past, but in Anderson County he will be treated just like any other person arrested for DUI.
Anderson County has one of the highest DUI conviction rates in the state when compared to similar counties, indicating our firm stance on DUI prosecutions which we will continue now and in the future.