A Burke County deputy was arrested early Monday for DUI after he wrecked in Augusta, authorities said.
Sgt. Vonshay Felton was involved in a single-vehicle wreck near Riverwatch Parkway and Interstate 20, according to BCSO Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard. Sgt. Felton has since resigned before the sheriff has a chance to fire him, a press release says.
“Sergeant Felton has had nothing but an exemplary record however, there are some incidents that even years of great work cannot negate. The policy of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office is to conduct an investigation on any employee that is cited or arrested regardless of location. Any Deputy found guilty of DUI would be terminated.” stated Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard
“We received an email from Sergeant Felton early this morning apologizing for his actions to the Sheriff and all members of the agency and community,” Blanchard said.
“After apologizing for his actions he resigned effective immediately. In accordance with policy and procedure, the arrest will be turned over to the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for investigation.”
Felton was charged with DUI, expired tag and failure to maintain lane. He was released on bond.
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