Pastor Faces DUI Charge

Reverend George Lee, III faces charges of driving under the influence and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Lee is the Senior Pastor of “The Mighty Fortress,” St. John Baptist Church and is the head of the City of Savannah’s ‘End Gun Violence Program.’


The End Gun Violence initiative was launched in December 2015. Lee has been its Program Director since June of 2017.

According to the End Gun Violence website, the goal is “to target the most violent groups and gang members who are responsible for a majority of the shootings and homicides in our community.”

According to the Chatham County District Attorney’s office, Rev. Lee has been placed on administrative leave from his position with the program until the case is resolved.

Georgia State law requires a clinical evaluation and the attendance of the DUI program that’s certified/licensed by the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services before your driver’s license can be reinstated if you have been charged with any of the following:

  1. DUI
  2. Drug Possession
  3. Other drug offenses
  4. Under-age possession of drugs or alcohol

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