A Durham County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with DWI after he backed a sheriff’s office vehicle into a tractor-trailer on Monday afternoon, according to a news release from the Durham agency.
Deputy Ryan LaDuke, a six-year veteran of the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, was charged with driving while impaired after his coworkers investigated a 2 p.m. traffic accident at the intersection of Geer Street and Midland Terrace, the sheriff’s office said.
The tractor-trailer was parked and unoccupied, the sheriff’s office said.
LaDuke is on administrative leave without pay until an internal investigation is resolved, the sheriff’s office said.
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