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Wilson deputy resigns after DWI arrest

Posted October 4, 2010 12:28 p.m. EDT
Updated October 4, 2010 12:30 p.m. EDT

— A Wilson County deputy resigned Monday, one day after being charged with drunken driving, Sheriff Wayne Gay said.

A Highway Patrol trooper arrested Deputy Eddie Smith at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday on a driving while impaired charge. Smith was in his personal vehicle at the time, Gay said.

Smith was charged four years ago with another DWI, but Gay said he had gone through alcohol treatment and had been doing better recently. He said he thinks the weekend funeral of someone close to Smith triggered a relapse.

Another Wilson County deputy and a county animal control officer also were let go in recent months following DWI arrests.