Georgia taxpayers pay to pave road to Governor Deal's private home

The FOX 5 I-team has discovered State taxpayers paid more than $90,000 to pave a county road leading to Governor Nathan Deal's personal home.

State Patrol Commissioner Colonel Mark McDonough says the paving of the gravel road leading to the Governor's home was his idea.

He says he wanted to pave the road to help move equipment during a possible emergency. He admits in his 21 years with the State Patrol he’s never seen this done before.

One local good government watchdog calls it a “possible abuse of taxpayer’s money.”

Senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell has the story.