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.
Copyright 2013 WECT. All rights reserved.
322 Shipyard Boulevard