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I have read several posts that categorize this arrest in the same category as Ron Hewett's arrest and being called corrupt. I don't think driving drunk makes you a corrupt individual. It makes you purely stupid. Thats it. Just pure stupidity. I have known Ricky for several years professionally and I couldn't be more disappointed. He put citizens in danger by driving drunk and he gave law enforcement officers another black eye. It's not like he was in his personal car and had a beer with dinner, he was in his patrol car and blew a .27. That's beyond drunk. He put not only the trooper there in a bad position, but the officers from Leland PD that were there also. The trooper definitely deserves credit for doing his job and holding true to his oath of office. I am just purely digusted and as an officer, I fell let down. He is a chief, so he is supposed to lead by example. That is not the example we need. Training and standards deals with DWI's by officers on a case by case basis but this will certainly have his certification pulled. His law enforcement career is over. When he is convicted, the stated will require an ignition interlock because he blew over a 16. He does not deserve any special treatment. I would also like to know why the media hasnt mentioned a plea agreement last month in Raleigh to one count of obstruction of justice for a former elected official in the area.


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