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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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  • Guest111

    He blew a 0.13 on the breathalyzer. THat is way more than a glass of wine or A Beer.

  • Guest111

    Do you read these posts before you put them in this column?

  • Guest23

    He is a grown man. His dad cannot and will not fight his battles. Have you ever had a glass or wine or had a beer a drove. Well that’s drinking and driving. Everyone makes bad decisions. Life is about learning from your mistakes. Just thank god that he or others were not hurt in the process. Put all your political opinions to the side and do not judge anyone else from this boys mistake. What even gives anyone the right to judge this boy especially if you don’t know him. This is a lesson for many to learn from.

  • anne

    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!

  • Guest1099

    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 in drinking and driving. Glad nothing bad happened to him or anyone else. He is 21 living on his own he was raised by wonderful people I personally know his Mom, Dad and Grandparents and they are wonderful people. We as parents can raise our children the best we can and when they’re grown we are not responsible for the decisions they make. Don’t see why everyone wants to talk about the parents when they are not the blame for what has happened. I hope everyone follows this story and you will see he got his punishment just like anyone else. Sheriff Ingram and Shannon I DON’T BLAME YOU!!! Keep up the good work Sheriff I will stand behind you!!!!!!!

  • Kate Griffin

    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 .

  • burgerboy

    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.

  • Guest2020

    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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