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Orange Deputy Charged With DWI

Posted June 8, 2007 12:13 p.m. EDT

— An Orange County deputy was arrested early Friday and charged with drunken driving, authorities said.

Ricky Lenier Sanders, 40, was pulled over shortly before 2 a.m. at a DWI checkpoint in Alamance County, said Lt. Thurman Boone of the Alamance County Sheriff's Office.

Sanders' blood-alcohol content was 0.12, authorities said. The legal limit for intoxication in North Carolina is 0.08.

His bond was set at $300, and he was released.