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Deputy dismissed from Intoximeter school, had alcohol in system

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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A deputy with the Pender County Sheriff's Office did not complete an Intoximeter Operator School because he had alcohol in his system.

According to the sheriff's office, Deputy Nick Carter blew a 0.02 during a practical station with the Intoxometer on the final day of class, January 11.

The sheriff's office said any amount of alcohol in a student's system is grounds for dismissal from the class, so Carter did not complete the school.

Additionally, Carter was suspended from January 11 – 22 without pay because the deputy violated a sheriff's office policy in which one can't operate a county owned vehicle after the consumption of any amount of intoxicating beverage.

While it was not a criminal violation, further disciplinary actions were also taken.

Carter has been with the Pender County Sheriff's Office since January 7, 2008.

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