State Trooper Fired After Drunken Driving Arrest

A North Carolina state trooper has been fired after he was arrested on a drunken driving charge.

WXII-TV reports 48-year-old Highway Patrol Sgt. C.D. Jones was taken into custody after his vehicle sideswiped an SUV in Clemmons.

Troopers say Jones was off-duty at the time and his blood-alcohol level was 0.22 percent.

The Highway Patrol says Jones was a 24-year veteran of the force and was assigned to the Winston-Salem area.

It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney and a phone listing couldn't be found.


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  • by Casandra Location: Wilson on Jul 6, 2009 at 06:04 PM
    GOOD RIDDENS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by C on Jul 6, 2009 at 09:24 AM
    To Phrogs4ever: My respect for LEOs is immense, but it definitely extends to you guys as well. I cannot imagine being voluntarily locked in with the 2-legged animals that you deal with. Having to contend with being assaulted with shanks, fists and human waste is NOT my kinda job. Street officers are the trash collectors..but you guys work at the landfill ! Regards, C
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Jul 6, 2009 at 05:33 AM
    I just want to say I love everyone but if you drink and drive,,,,,you lose. It should be the same for all.
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Jul 6, 2009 at 05:18 AM
    No , Not a bondsman.
  • by Phrogs4ever Location: Greenville on Jul 6, 2009 at 01:34 AM
    To "Sign up or shut up": I am thinking MADDOG is a bondsman. I am a D/O and you are correct, we are babysitters. We deal with the noodleheads you, as a LEO, bring us! I am very proud of our LEO's and pray for your safety each and every day. I have been in the business for far too long. I have lost several LEO friends to horrific accidents and always remember, the last time I see one of my friends, may be the last time. Your job is becoming increasingly dangerous and we realize that. Idiots cannot be rehabilitated, you know that. How many times have you arrested the same person for the same thing? The best we can do is all try to work together. Fighting crime is like pouring water through a sieve. It never ends. As for the State Trooper who was fired, although he has lost his job, thank God he didn't kill himself or someone else. Jobs can be replaced...people can't. Be safe and ALWAYS wear your vest!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Martin County on Jul 5, 2009 at 07:45 PM
    Three words Ha Ha Ha!!!
  • by robert Location: newport on Jul 5, 2009 at 07:01 PM
    Live by the sword, Die by the sword...
  • by Nom Location: ENC on Jul 5, 2009 at 01:59 PM
    2 Drunk Troopers causing crashes in the past 2 weeks. Next time you get pulled over by the HP I suggest you perform a civilian sobriety test on the trooper to make sure he isn't BHUI. Being a hypocrite under the influence. Seriously though, I know we need cops, somebody has got to direct traffic during college kids' funeral processions.
  • by Sign up or shut up on Jul 5, 2009 at 01:12 PM
    MADDOG, You cannot pass judgment on me and you will never be in a position to do so. I will continue to do my thing just like I always do. My family also lives very well on the salary I am paid. I doubt very seriously you make "3 or 4 time" what I make a year. If you are indeed a correctional officer, you don't make nearly what I make. Your daddy or uncle or next door neighbor knew somebody that knew somebody that helped you get your job. Be proud!!! I earned my position, no one helped me get a thing! As for making the streets safer, you don't do that. We (LEO) do that. You get them after the real work is done and babysit them. So much for keeping the streets safe. If the DOC and others would do a better job of rehabilitation maybe they wouldn't commit crimes after they are released. Instead you (Prison guards) take drugs, cigarettes, money and other contraband to the prisoners and become their patsies. I wouldn't be too proud of your profession.
  • by Pete Location: grifton on Jul 5, 2009 at 01:00 PM
    several years ago a guy(now retired)working for the DMV attended a private party for a local political figure he took my brother-in-law with him who told me about it and he was not a lying man,there was much drinking and many highway patrolmen (over ten,all ranks) were there on state highway patrol cars and they drank as much as anyone and drove them away that night.to answer your question it's been over 10 years.turn them in would have been a crazy thing to have done for fear of payback.
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