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Update: Columbia County deputy terminated after DUI arrest

Posted: July 29, 2017 - 12:17pm  |  Updated: August 1, 2017 - 4:05pm
Deputy Andrew Thomas
Deputy Andrew Thomas

The Columbia County sheriff's office confirmed the termination of a deputy who was arrested for a DUI charge over the weekend in Richmond County.

Maj. Steve Morris confirmed Tuesday that Deputy Andrew Thomas was terminated Monday.

Thomas was initially placed on administrative leave following his arrest early Saturday morning on Broad Street in Augusta.

Thomas was stopped at the intersection of 15th and Broad streets and taken to the Richmond County Jail. Thomas' blood alcohol level registered at .138 at the time of arrest.

Morris said Thomas was not on duty at the time of his arrest. Thomas was hired by the sheriff's office in August 2015.

 

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