NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A spokesman for the New Hanover County Sheriff's office says Det. Craig Blackmon was caught by another deputy driving drunk. He was charged with DWI early Saturday morning.
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Alcohol Field Enforcement (SAFE) Unit was conducting routine patrol when the SAFE deputy came into contact with Blackmon and he was subsequently charged with DWI.
Blackmon resigned from the Sheriff's Office before the internal investigation began.
"I continue to stand firm on my position concerning alcohol related incidents," Sheriff Ed McMahon said in a statement.
Blackmon had been with the Sheriff's Office for nine years.
This is at least the seventh deputy who has been fired or has resigned before being investigated this year.