Georgia Democrat running for Congress DUI, convicted, awaits sentencing

Steven Foster, 61, a former physician and a Democratic Congress candidates in the Georgia – 14th District, was ordered to jail without bond until his sentencing on Monday.

(Steve Foster for Congress)

A Georgia Democrat running for Congress was arrested this week and now the sentencing is expected after a jury convicted him on a drunken-driving incident last year.

Steven Lamar Foster, 61, was sentenced, by a Dalton the jury on Monday for driving under the influence on the evening of Sept. 23, 2017, according to the Whitfield County Superior Court documents.

The former doctor, a Democratic Congress candidate was commanded in the Georgia – 14th District, to the prison without bond until his sentencing on Monday.

According to police, Foster on pulled for driving with his headlights after dark. Foster, according to reports, the officer, he “had not drunk said, since 1981,” and “give him a breath test, if he wanted to.” The officer asked, allegedly, then, why Foster might have to take a breath test.

A photo from the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office that Steven Lamar Foster shows, the democratic candidate for Congress in Georgia’s 14th district.

(Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office)

Foster later the officer confessed, he would have consumed two or three Beers about three hours earlier; the police report said he swayed and stumbled during a field sobriety test. A breathalyzer test showed his blood-alcohol content of 0.103.

Foster’s campaign office did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.


Foster began his campaign in March, six months after his DUI arrest. He described himself as a “physician entrepreneurs” on his qualifying papers for the congressional race, despite the state records with Foster’s medical license was expired at the end of 2003.

Further, the Composite State Board of Medical examiners suspended Foster’s medical license for an indefinite period of time, in October of 2002, citing concerns that he was “unable to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to patients due to a psychiatric disease.”

Foster was Rep. Tom Graves is running for a seat held since 2010.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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