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Harnett deputy resigns after DWI arrest

Posted March 22, 2011

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— A Harnett County deputy resigned last week after being charged with drunken driving, authorities said Tuesday.

The state Highway Patrol arrested Gary L. Boney early Friday in Johnston County and charged him with driving while impaired and driving left of center, authorities said. No other details of the were available Tuesday.

Boney was released after posting a $2,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 20.

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office said late Tuesday that Boney resigned hours after his arrest. He had been with the department since July 2003.

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  • recruitrose Mar 24, 2011

    What other jobs will result in loss of employment and livelyhood for this mistake. Would you all be so interested if he was a pizza man or plumber...I think not. Just wish him the best and understand that someday you may be the one in the paper and under attack by nameless faceless people.

  • disgustedwithpeople Mar 24, 2011

    No matter what this guy has been accused of or what his profession was he is only human. I'm sure that he is embarrassed, ashamed, stressed, and now knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of all the "ya knew better" comments. No one here has lived a perfect life and no one here has the right to bash this guy. He'll pay the price for what he did (which btw we don't know all the circumstances...the news has a way of not reporting all the facts!) So we all just need to let him handle his business without making it harder on him and his family. Yes he was a cop and knew better. But still a human...so just leave the guy alone.

  • morebadnews Mar 24, 2011

    Yes, he did wrong and yes, he lost his job but don't "group" all LE as bad because he messed up.
    Think about this...if you are a parent doesn't that mean you made a commitment to do right by your child and raise them in a honest, loving home and be a good role model? At some point didn't you feel like you failed your child or made a wrong decision? So....should you "lose" your children for this? Becuase you messed up? When you made that commitment to your children did that mean you were to be perfect for the next 18 years?
    I'm sure some of you will not understand what I am trying to say but I hope someone gets it.

  • MrBank Mar 22, 2011

    MADD Mothers Against Drunk Deputies

  • AdeputiesWife Mar 22, 2011

    I agree that he was a good person but just made a mistake. He is only human, its not like anyone person on here doesn't. He did make a stupid mistake and he will pay the price. My prayers go out to him.

  • tc142007 Mar 22, 2011

    "HE TOOK AN OATH WHETHER IN UNIFORM OR NOT TO UPHOLD THE LAW....THIS IS AT ALL TIMES....NOT JUST WHEN ON DUTY, SO YES IT IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS....AND HE SHOULD LOSE HIS JOB...HE MADE A DECISION, A DUMB ONE AND NOW SHOULD PAY THE PRICE FOR THAT DUMB DECISION"

    SO THE NEXT TIME YOU MESS UP (AND IM CERTAIN YOU WILL IF YOU HAVENT ALREADY) YOU WILL BE WILLING TO POST YOUR NAME AND PICTURE ON THE LOCAL NEWS? MERCY GIVEN IS MERCY RECEIVED...DONT FORGET THAT. YOU CAN BE ASSURED HE IS PAYING FOR HIS CHOICE BUT I STILL DONT BELIEVE THAT PRICE IS ANY OF YOUR BUSINESS.

  • what_in_the____ Mar 22, 2011

    As an LEO, we are held to a higher standard by ourselves as well as our superiors and the public. We do take Oaths to uphold and enforce laws which is why this guy, resigned from the Harnett Co Sheriff's Office, after his arrest (some of you ought to try reading the article BEFORE posting your comments). This is not the most rewarding job and there IS NO Money in it. Plus due to the economy, we haven't had raises in over 3 years and it doesn't look like we will be getting one anytime soon either. Everyone loves throwing the "I pay your salary" mess in our faces everyday, but we too pay taxes so we also contribute to our own salaries, so ya'll aren't anymore important or have more say-so. This guy chose to drink and chose to drive and got caught so therefore he also lost his job; it's all choices he made and did to himself. I have no pity for him... I'd love to know how many people drive after having a few cold ones. They probably say "Oh, I've only had a few (or a couple) but I'm not d

  • uncfan89 Mar 22, 2011

    Sorry, guess I just read that he was charged with driving while impaired. Guess I am just another one of those imperfect people so just lock me up too, for being human!

  • all4him Mar 22, 2011

    enjae,

    Thank you SO much for clearing that up for me. I guess you didn't think that Journey's reply wasn't enough for me. ;)

  • genralwayne Mar 22, 2011

    "I think that pretty much eliminates drunk driving as a "mistake"."

    And I'm pretty sure that you vowed to let no one come between you and your wife during your wedding vows...and still managed to look at the occasional babe sauntering by. I'm also pretty sure you agreed to abide by basic traffic laws when you signed for your driver's license. I can come up with at least 20 further examples of "Shoulda - Woulda - Couldas" So, how do you justify holding this gentleman to a higher standard than your own human self, Relic? Give it a rest!

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