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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy has quit after being pulled over for drunk driving.

The Sheriff’s Office says Highway Patrol stopped Lt. Lawrence Miller for DWI over the Labor Day weekend. Troopers stopped Miller during a checkpoint at the Snows Cut Bridge.

Miller has resigned from the Sheriff’s Office before an internal investigation concluded.

“I continue to stand firm on my position concerning alcohol related incidents,” Sheriff Ed McMahon said in a statement of his zero-tolerance policy.

Miller was a 19-year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office. He is at least the fourth Sheriff’s Office employee to quit or be fired after an arrest since May 2010.

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2016 years 2 months ago

See the smirk on his face, he isn’t worried at all. He resigned so when he goes to court, “his” buddies will slap his hand , pat him on the back and say how sorry they are for him….boo hoo hoo, poor Lt. Miller, losing his job, his career….how will he pay his bills, how will he survive? He knows the Judges in New Hanover County, and having worked in the jail he has worked under all of them. Why don’t you people leave him alone….don’t you all see HE IS THE VICTIM of a NCSHP Trooper with a quota… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

of deputies being fired or resigning in a little over a year, does not say much as who is out there upholding our laws does it. The law enforcement community wonders why there is no respect for them..DUH

jeff daughtry
2016 years 2 months ago

the trooper didn’t give him the dwi,he earned it himself

2016 years 2 months ago

If he did in fact commit these charges… ( it has yet to be proven) he will have his day in court

Through COUNTY EMPLOYMENT RECORDS you can verify that Mr. Miller has NOT worked for NHCSD for 19 years consecutively, he actually came to work for NHCSD in 2002 after having worked with the Brunswick County Sheriffs Department, after having ORIGINALLY worked for the NHCSD.His total years of Law Enforcement may possibly be 19 years, but he has switched back and forth from NHCSD to BCSD then back to NHCSD. (and yes we know him professionally) And for those… Read more »

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