Wilkerson case continued to Feb. 13

Friday, December 19, 2008

A school board member charged with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law had that case postponed for two months in Marshall County General Sessions Court on Tuesday.

Judge Steve Bowden is now scheduled to call the case of Mark Wilkerson, 43, of Caney Creek Lane, Chapel Hill, at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, according to records maintained at the General Sessions Court clerk's office.

Walter Bussart is Wilkerson's defense attorney. After a quiet and brief conversation with Judge Steve Bowden at the bench, Wilkerson and the lawyer left the courtroom.

Wilkerson was stopped on Nov. 16 by Sheriff's Deputy Tony Nichols who said he saw Wilkerson drive a Cadillac "in an erratic manner" on Hwy 431, according to public records. Wilkerson "performed poorly" on field sobriety tasks, Nichols reported.