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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Highway Patrol arrested the son of Brunswick County’s Sheriff Saturday for drunk driving. John W. Ingram VI is charged with DWI.

Ingram was released into the custody of his father, Sheriff John Ingram V, after the younger Ingram was processed at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

“As Sheriff of Brunswick County I have taken an aggressive stance with regards to people Driving While Impaired, and this situation is no exception,” Sheriff Ingram said in a statement. “I applaud the NC State Highway Patrol for their hard work and dedication and appreciate the fact that they handled this arrest like every other arrest with extreme professionalism.

Ingram said his son will do whatever the law requires him and will plead guilty as charged.

“As a parent I am sadden by the fact that my son made the choice to drink and drive endangering himself and countless others on the roadways,” Sheriff Ingram said. “However, I pray this will be a lesson that will enable him to make better decisions in the future.”

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2016 years 1 day ago

There is a difference between a legal right and a moral right. This dad is going to do what is morally right and have his son plead guilty for something he did. How refreshing!!!!!!!!!

People need to see this as an example of a parent taking a stand and making their child be responsible for their decisions – that is what we need more of today.

Thank you Mr. Ingram!

2016 years 1 day ago

If this was just anyone other than the Sheriff’s son would it make the news?? The answer to that is NO. Poor Ronald Hewett is still being talked about and its been long enough for that to be over with. Sheriff Ingram is NOT to blame for what his son did. I believe without a doubt he will get what anyone else would get if they were caught doing the same thing. Sheriff Ingram is doing a GREAT job for Brunswick County and this is no different. His son made a very bad decision… Read more »

Kate Griffin
2016 years 1 day ago

How wonderful that an elected official is not using power to avoid consequences for his son. He is allowing the justice system to do its work. How noble that any person with some power and a respected position is not hiding behind all of that to get a family member out of trouble, and that the arresting officer was honest enough to arrest the young man. Thank you .

2016 years 1 day ago

that boy gets out their a-drunkin and a-driving, he needs to have his old pap give him a whippin with the old hickory stick, says I, him starts doing these little things now and next think you know he’ll be a-pilin’ up sin in the future.

2016 years 1 day ago

If the sheriff wants his son treated like everyone else, then he would allow his son to hire an attorney to get him off. After all, that is the Brunswick County way of doing things.

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