CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – An off-duty officer who was arrested for driving under the influence has been fired, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office said.
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Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the Jefferson area on Saturday. Once the deputy realized the traffic stop was on another deputy who was off-duty, South Carolina Highway Patrol was requested, according to the sheriff’s report. The off-duty officer, Derrick McQueen, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol by Highway Patrol and was arrested and taken to jail.
The off-duty officer has been terminated.
“We hold officers to a higher standard, and this officer failed to meet those standards,” Sheriff Streater said. “Therefore, McQueen has been terminated from his position as a deputy with Chesterfield County.”
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