Local attorney arrested for fifth time


Richard Alrbitton III

A local attorney was arrested Tuesday morning for the fifth time in a traffic-related incident.

Richard Albritton III is charged with driving while license suspended or revoked and leaving the scene of an accident without rendering aid to an injured person.

Albritton was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe when he was involved in an accident with a Mini Cooper at the corner of Tennessee Avenue and W. 14th Street shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday. The 18-year-old driver of the Mini Cooper told officers that Albritton gave her some information on a piece of paper and then left the scene.

The teen was injured in the crash. Albritton was spotted moments later in the damaged Tahoe and arrested, police wrote.

Albritton had previously been charged with DUI on four separate occasions. The fourth case has not yet been resolved. A jury trial on that case is scheduled for January.

Albritton is scheduled for his first appearance before a local judge on Wednesday. The state attorney’s office has filed a motion to revoke Albritton’s bond while he awaits trial on his fourth DUI.

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