State News

Cumberland County deputy resigns after DWI charge

A Cumberland County sheriff's deputy has resigned after being charged with driving while impaired following an accident involving his personal car.

Posted Updated
Image
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A Cumberland County sheriff's deputy has resigned after being charged with driving while impaired following an accident involving his personal car.

A statement from the sheriff's office said 31-year old Rickey Caldwell was driving his vehicle on Alderman and School Roads at about 2:45 a.m. Friday when it went off the road and into a ditch, causing it to flip over and hit a tree.

The sheriff's office said Caldwell was arrested by the N.C. Highway Patrol and taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center, where he registered a .14 blood-alcohol level, nearly twice the legal limit.

After he was tested, Caldwell submitted his resignation.

He has been released from jail on a written promise to appear in court in October. A phone number listed for Caldwell was not in service, and it wasn't known if he has an attorney.

 Credits 

Copyright 2024 by WRAL.com and the Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.