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Gwinnett County deputy charged with DUI after wreck in Walton

Resigned hours after arrest

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 9:35 am | Updated: 3:34 pm, Wed Oct 3, 2012.

A Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department deputy has resigned after allegedly wrecking his patrol car while intoxicated in a single-car accident in Walton County.

According to a Georgia State Patrol release, troopers responded to a crash about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of Highway 81 and Double Springs Road. At the scene was a Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department cruiser that reportedly ran off the road, struck an embankment and overturned several times. According to emergency personnel that first arrived on the scene, no one was around the vehicle.

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  • Wyoming1 posted at 1:27 am on Mon, Oct 8, 2012.

    Wyoming1 Posts: 7

    This fool is an embarrassment to public safety. I believe he is related to someone high in the Lawrenceville police department. So yes he will have another job again in Gwinnett county. This is called the good ole boy's network. I work in public safely in Gwinnett county too. But i do not have the luxury of taking a county vehicle on drunken joy rides with my girl.

  • monkeyshines posted at 8:02 pm on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

    monkeyshines Posts: 17

    law enforcement dosnt really make an example out of its own this will all be hush hush and kept on tha low low ! eventually this cop will be back in a patrol car in another county .
    dui laws are so lame with the amount of women and children that die each year growing it jus gets worse and worse .i was incourt some years ago and there was some guy in there with 12 dui's and this 13th one he killed a family ,so the judge said he was gonna make an example out of him as he sobbed and begged for mercy the judge said uve had all the chances and gave him 20 years at our tax exspence of course . he''l probally do 10 years .
    a real example would be change the laws to 1st offence 100,000 fine and 1 years probation
    2nd offence automatic death sentence ,to be carried out immediatly .