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Fremont Police Chief Placed On Sick Leave After DWI Arrest

Posted August 13, 2003

— Town leaders in Fremont have put their police chief on sick leave for two weeks until they decide what action to take pending his arrest on drunken driving charges.

Chief Terry Grant was arrested Friday night by the Highway Patrol for drunken driving in Wilson County.

According to the report, Grant was driving his personal car when a trooper stopped him. He registered a blood alcohol level of .16, which is twice the legal limit in the state.

"Chief Grant's a good man. He's made a terrible, terrible error," town administrator Tom Barnes said.

Grant is the second Fremont police chief to be charged with DWI. He replaced Floyd Hobbs in 2001.

Hobbs was convicted of DWI and resigned after a second drunken driving charge, which was later dropped.

Barnes said Fremont did background checks on both men before they were hired.

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