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Wayne County Deputy Charged With DWI

Posted January 30, 2007

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A Wayne County deputy found himself on the wrong side of the law Monday night.

Authorities said William Roscoe Young was driving his personal vehicle at around 10:40 p.m. on N.C. Highway 42 in Edgecombe County when he ran off the road and struck a tree.

Young's vehicle later ended up in a ditch. Troopers later charged Young with DWI.

Investigators said Young was off-duty at the time of the accident. After Young was processed, he was released at the Edgecombe County Magistrate's Office.
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  • callieg Jan 30, 2007

    It is a shame. People should take their responsibilities more seriously. This dude was to enforce the law and be a public example of someone who up holds the law. The law was intended for law breakers and he's guilty.

  • justmeyo12 Jan 30, 2007

    sasjdp:
    According to you, if an off duty cop speeds 1mph over the speed limit (which is breaking the law) in his personal vehicle, than he is a criminal? I am not taking up for the cop, but make your comments with a little more sense. You are a stupid idiot.

  • Lightfoot Jan 30, 2007

    The reason some jobs require background checks is to make sure we don’t have criminals in certain positions. A person that drinks and drives is a criminal. And if that criminal happens to be a cop, consider what he might do when he pulls over a similar criminal that has been drinking. Might just let him go since he’s doing exactly the same thing the cop does, and apparently thinks is okay. A cop that breaks the law can’t be expected or trusted to enforce the law.

  • saywhaaaaat Jan 30, 2007

    Lol mike_gregory that's funny.... why do cops act sooo innocent and they go out and do stuff like this? Don't get me wrong, there are SOME cops out there that THINK before doing something like this. But half of the time they do it and they eiether don't get cought, or get cought or let go by their one their friends. SAD ISN'T IT????

  • IHave1-2 Jan 30, 2007

    I disagree, JaimeM. Many people are judged by what they do in their private lives... it's called a background check; criminal, financial, etc. It keeps the honest folk honest. The issue is not about molestors on this blog/article, it's about a public servant who is supposed to help protect us from drunk drivers... I salute the cop who was practicing due diligence in getting that guy from behind the wheel!

  • YouAfraid Jan 30, 2007

    People are people, that's just it. Don't talk crap about cops when there are preachers molesting children, teachers having children with students, and parents molesting their own children. There are good and bad people in this world no matter what type of position they hold. He will be fired from the department no matter what and he will probably find another job working as a policeman; atleast he wasn't on duty when this happens. What they do in their private lives doesn't matter when it comes to their jobs. If everyone was judged on what they do outside of work; hardly any of us would have a job.

  • nursevb8 Jan 30, 2007

    wkhale--would you feel the same way if your child had been hit by a drunk driver? cop or not. Yes, they help save lives, but they also ruin a few too. Police brutality exists, bad judgement or bad temper. Dr.s and nurses also help save lives; should they get different treatment also?

  • gflowers Jan 30, 2007

    MOST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THINK THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW.HOW MANY TIMES ARE YOU GOING THE SPEED LIMIT AND ONE WILL PASS YOU
    ABOUT 10-15 MPH ABOVE THE SPEED LIMIT JUST TO GET DOWN THE ROAD A LITTLE WAYS AND THERE HE IS,GOING INTO BOJANGLES.

  • Wildman Jan 30, 2007

    ssshhhhhh....bee vewy vewy kwiyet...I'mmm hunteeng wabbit...

    they'll quash this story and just make it go away...

  • E-Diva Jan 30, 2007

    trenfrow - he should be punished the same as everyone else in the same situation. It's not like average citizens "don't know" as much about getting in trouble with DUIs as cops.

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