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Driskell wants to be Dougherty District Attorney

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By Len Kiese - bio | email

July 7, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A candidate for Dougherty District Attorney says she wants to take politics out of the position.

Ingrid Driskell met with supporters Monday night in Albany. She's been a defense attorney for fifteen years.  Ten of those have been in Albany.

Driskell says she's seen good and bad from the District Attorney's Office. If elected, Driskell wants to work hard to make sure the right cases get prosecuted.

"One case in particular is the prosecution of the doctors over there at Phoebe. I just think that was a miscarriage of justice. What it really amounted to was a big corporation paying the District Attorney's Office $5,000 to use a grand jury to obtain information and on the basis of that, doctors were then prosecuted," said Driskell.

That case Driskell speaks of was later dismissed.

Driskell ran unsuccessfully against District Attorney Ken Hodges four years ago. He's not running for re-election and Driskell is facing Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards.

The two candidates will appear at a forum Tuesday afternoon at the Dougherty County Rotary Club meeting.

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