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DeKalb solicitor charged with DUI

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A lawyer who prosecutes DeKalb County’s drunk drivers has been suspended after being charged with DUI.

Assistant Solicitor Wystan Getz was arrested this weekend, according to the DeKalb Solicitor-General’s Office.

On Monday, Getz was placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation, said Emily Gest, a spokeswoman for the solicitor-general. Getz could face additional discipline or termination.

The state attorney general’s office will handle the prosecution to avoid a conflict, Gest said.

Prior to joining the solicitor’s office last year, Getz ran his own DUI practice, Wystan Getz Oakhurst Law Group in Decatur. He also owns Kavarna coffeehouse in Decatur.

Getz was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1998. He did not return phone calls Monday.

A DeKalb Police spokeswoman said no police reports were available. DeKalb jail reports show he was not booked into the jail.

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