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Sheriff's son arrested for DWI, will plead guilty

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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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Excellent comment. I'm sure this guy is, today, feeling an overload of guilt for the shame he has caused himself and the public upheaval he has caused his family. Leave them all alone and let this kid learn a lesson from the school of hard knocks. I would imagine the Sheriff will see to it that he DOESN'T GET ANY SPECIAL TREATMENT simply because of the situation.