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Deputy cited for high-speed crash

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The Brunswick County deputy who crashed her car while trying to pass another deputy was cited today.

Shallotte Police cited Samantha Lewis with careless and reckless driving. They say February 17 the off-duty deputy was driving 40 miles over the speed limit on Highway 17 when she lost control of her new Mustang, ran into a ditch and flipped her car more than 400 feet.

Lewis has been released from the hospital. She will have to appear in court.

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Garden of Eden

I happened to stop at a ABC store just to view the $59,000 land scaping.Something I could only dream of having at my home (Airlie gardens was closed)I expected to see golden waterfalls,dancing fountains & maybe even a nightly fireworks display!To my chagrin,all I saw were some flowerless bushes & mounds of mulch( could there be gold in them thar hills)? Even though I certainly needed a drink ,I decided to just go home & have a beer.Non alcohlic of course.

How it is

Any of you commenting '' slap on the wrist '' have never picked up a State Port Pilot newspaper. Each week they print the district court cases and the verdicts of the people and 95% of the charges are voluntarily dismissed by the state. It does not matter what you do for a living everyone is treated equal as she has been. She committed a crime and has been charged and is now in the courts and DMV's hands. I believe that if each of you that have so pationately complained about this incident would do for EVERYONE else that has been charged with the same offense because believe it or not it is charged hundreds of times a month, maybe we as a community, county and a state would make North Carolina a safer place to live. But I forgot that she is a law enforcement officer and not a human being, everyone makes mistakes no matter your profession and yes you expect more from law enforcement officers but until you can manage to assemble law enforcement officers from spare body parts and computer brains mistakes will always be made because until then they are human just like me and you!

The sheriff knows everybody

The sheriff knows everybody is watching this one closely. He also has no control over what the state does about suspending her license. She should lose her license like anyone else would. She broke the very laws she was sworn to enforce. I really hope she can keep her job with the department even though she might be behind a desk for a while instead of a wheel. She has been punished right much as it is with injuries and destroying her new car. I am sure she has learned a painful lesson, but should still be treated like any other driver under the same circumstances.

she recieved

the citation based on the statute. The speeding ticket is elevated to careless and reckless when you speed that much above the posted limit.

Single car accident; no citation there.

So what do you posters want now?

She may still face the loss of her position.

A more relevant issue may be concerning the 2 officers who were in the area and whom she was apparently chasing.

Let it be

There, is everyone happy now? She was treated like a regular citizen (as she should be) now leave it rest and let her recover.

slap onn the wrist

I knew Brunswick county would do nothing but give this deputy a litte ticket. I had faith in you Ingram but now I don't!

How can you Blame Sheriff

How can you Blame Sheriff Ingram for what a municipality charged her with. The offense in question happened in Shallotte city limits. They investigated and they charged her. Go sit in a courtroom and see what happens to everyday citizens that have clean driving records and get big speeding tickets or careless and reckless tickets. You might be suprised.

It's the same "little

It's the same "little ticket" that any other person would get. I am an LEO and I wrote the same charge to an individual who was traveling 90 in a 45 and flipped his car six times and was ejected. I didn't charge him for failure to wear his seatbelt, what good does it do to stack up charges?

What about a speeding ticket

What about a speeding ticket also? I might be wrong but I bet I would lose my license for being caught doing 40 over the limit.

No

You're not wrong, you or I would lose our license....

i guess you should tell the

i guess you should tell the kid i hit with cnr and 90 in a 55. oh thats right the courts are the ones that decide on ability to drive not leo

slap

SOME HOW SHE WILL MANAGE TO GET A SLAP ON THE WRIST SINCE SHES A LAW OFFICER.IF IT WAS ANY ONE ELSE LOOK OUT.

Deputy

Will she still have a job as a Brunswick County Deputy????? Just wondering if she will be able to keep her job.