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Former state trooper charged again with DWI

Posted November 15, 2009
Updated November 16, 2009

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— A former North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper is facing his second charge of driving while impaired this year.

Garner police arrested John C. Fogg at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday and charged him with DWI, authorities said. He was also cited for impersonating an officer, according to authorities.

Fogg was working for the Highway Patrol when he was charged in June with DWI. He was arrested after he crashed his personal vehicle into another car in Durham County.

He was released from his job as a trooper after an internal investigation into that incident. He had worked as a trooper for less than 2 years.

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  • delilahk2000 Nov 16, 2009

    TOMUCHDRAMA, MY POINT EXACTLY, BUT WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING

  • leo-nc Nov 16, 2009

    "In-house" doesn't exist anymore it seems. I would rather tell someone they are messing up and give them a chance to fix it, and I do that. But it's no longer the norm. The "new school", no matter what agency, just isn't the same...

  • RonnieR Nov 16, 2009

    leo-nc, that's right about the recommendation. However, they can't just kill it at the District level, if they know that the applicant is a real yo-yo. I think those who know the applicant best, who watched grow up, outh to make the decision. I don't ever recall hearing bad stuff about Patrolamn back then. Were there some that weren't Dudley do-right? Yes, but it was handled in house.

  • leo-nc Nov 16, 2009

    "leo-nc, journey was talking about the lower standards of NCSHP. I was replying to journey about the District First Sergeant doesn't have and hasn't had veto over applicant since late last century. Back then your start on trying to be a Patrolman started with the District First Sergeant. If you did no get by him and it was always him back then. YOu got no further. The Third Hunt Administration figgered out that to get minorities and females, the had to lower some physical standards and let apps go by the District First Sergeant. So I was pointing out that hiring decisions are made by folks that don't really know the applicant."-- Ok, I get it now. Well hey, I'm all in agreement for bringing it back down. I do know the Sgt or F/Sgt can make a recommendation. Don't know what happens to it after that. I stay out of it and focus on my job. Politics and I don't play well together.

  • Vietnam Vet Nov 16, 2009

    Fine example to the rest of us dontcha think? I had 3 large beers with dinner Saturday night and I let the wife (who wasn't drinking) drive me home. It's just common sense.

  • RonnieR Nov 16, 2009

    leo-nc, journey was talking about the lower standards of NCSHP. I was replying to journey about the District First Sergeant doesn't have and hasn't had veto over applicant since late last century. Back then your start on trying to be a Patrolman started with the District First Sergeant. If you did no get by him and it was always him back then. YOu got no further. The Third Hunt Administration figgered out that to get minorities and females, the had to lower some physical standards and let apps go by the District First Sergeant. So I was pointing out that hiring decisions are made by folks that don't really know the applicant.

  • justafella Nov 16, 2009

    Fact he's an ex-trooper, who apparently has a drinking problem, he will NOT get a provisional license, because he may have already had 1, less than a year and its, sorry charlie, try left foot, right foot.

  • leo-nc Nov 16, 2009

    "Leo- not sure why they told my husband he could only drive his car 35 miles within the Fayetteville district....so we didn't have to move."---

    Me neither, since policy states 20

  • Whatever Geez Nov 16, 2009

    Leo- not sure why they told my husband he could only drive his car 35 miles within the Fayetteville district....so we didn't have to move.

  • Common Sense Man Nov 16, 2009

    "What common sense? What do you know..please share it with us."

    That's pretty generic. I know this guy obviously has a drinking problem and shouldn't be a cop.

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