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DeKalb Co. sanitation director's accident cost taxpayers thousands

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Problems continue to mount for DeKalb County Sanitation Director Billy Malone. 

“I hit a bollard at the landfill, hit a parked car and that sort of thing,” Malone said Tuesday.

Three days after he admitted to wrecking several county vehicles, CBS46 has learned that Malone was arrested for DUI in 2003 in his personal vehicle, but was employed by the county at the time.  

“I can tell you that every employee that we know of that’s had an accident that is employed by DeKalb County has had to go through a drug and alcohol screen post-accident, and from my knowledge Mr. Malone was not subjected to any drug or alcohol screening after any of the incidents involving himself,” Teamsters Union Representative Eric Robertson said.

And now new details are emerging about one of Malone’s accidents.

In 2012, he slammed his county truck into the back of a parked vehicle on Glynnshire Court near Covington. A witness said Malone flipped the parked truck that he ran into, causing $15,000 in damage. He also totaled his $30,000 county vehicle and there was no mention in the report of any disciplinary action.

“Well he’s the chair of the accident review board so that gives him the opportunity to push things up the ladder, or not, and clearly if you’re the one who actually had the accident and you’re the chair of the accident review board, that gives you the ability to get around a lot of things,” Robertson said.

In search of an explanation, CBS46 tried to question DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May at his town hall meeting Thursday night.

May dodged our questions and then appeared to lose his cool.

“CBS46, you're the station that came to my house to badger my wife. No, I'm not talking to you. Absolutely not,” May said.

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