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Judge upholds dismissal of former CRVA chief's DWI charge

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A Mecklenburg County judge has upheld the dismissal of a DWI charge against former CRVA Chief Tim Newman Thursday morning.

Newman resigned in 2012 from the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority after a year of scrutiny by city council into his management practices involving bonuses and other compensation.

He was replaced by longtime hotel executive Tom Murray in December of 2011.

Newman stayed on in a lesser role until his departure in August of 2012.

The charge was original dismissed in November of 2012 after a judge ruled that Newman was held in jail too long after his arrest.

But prosecutors had appealed that dismissal.

The court case dates back to May of last year when a Trooper arrested Newman and charged him with driving while impaired and hit and run in a vehicle collision on Interstate 77 near the LaSalle Street exit in center city.

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