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Johnston County jailer fired after DWI arrest

Posted January 11, 2009 8:21 p.m. EST
Updated January 12, 2009 11:35 a.m. EST

— A Johnston County jailer was off the job on Sunday after she was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and possession of moonshine.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Shirley Woodard Tyndall crashed into a ditch along U.S. Highway 301 in Wilson County, near Lucama, while trying to cross the four-lane road early Saturday morning.

Tyndall, who worked at the jail for about two years, was fired shortly after her arrest, Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell said. She also faces a charge of careless and reckless driving.

Her husband, Thomas Joseph Tyndall, was also in the vehicle with her, was also charged with aiding and abetting DWI and possession of moonshine.