Jefferson County deputy arrested for drunk driving in his patrol car

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – A sheriff’s deputy in Alabama has been arrested on charges of driving his patrol car while drunk.

Deputy Chief David Agee of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says an officer spotted one of the department’s patrol cars driving erratically on Friday and tried to stop it, but the driver kept going and wouldn’t stop until he reached home.

He says Deputy Robert Wayne Latta was jailed on charges of DUI and reckless driving. Agee says Latta was off duty at the time of his arrest Friday.

He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. It was not immediately known if Latta had an attorney representing him.

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