ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge from Alabama will be allowed to enter a court program to resolve a misdemeanor battery case against him that involved allegations he hit his wife during a fight at an Atlanta hotel.
Under terms agreed to Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller will spend up to 24 weeks in a domestic violence intervention program and undergo an alcohol and substance abuse assessment. If Fuller completes the program, the case against him will be dismissed.
Fuller said in a statement he deeply regrets the incident and looks forward to addressing the concerns of the court and "hopefully" returning to the bench.
Fuller was stripped of his cases following his Aug. 10 arrest. Police said Fuller's wife had visible cuts but refused to be taken to the hospital.
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