South Carolina deputy arrested for DUI, placed on leave

State - Regional

Credit: Charleston County Sheriff’s Office

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – A South Carolina deputy is on leave after being arrested for driving while drunk.

Deputy Richard Powell of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Friday night by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. He was in a personal vehicle at the time of the incident, according to a press release from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.

He was taken into custody at the Dorchester County Detention Center.

Deputy Powell has since been placed on administrative leave with pay as an investigation is performed.

He has worked with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office since 1995.

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