NC sheriff’s deputy charged with DWI fired from job

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A sheriff’s deputy charged with driving drunk was fired from his job, according to the Buncombe County’s Sheriff’s Office.

The agency told the Asheville Citizen-Times that Deputy Jason Honeycutt was arrested at an Asheville hospital by police earlier this week and fired.

The Sheriff’s Office learned of the charge Friday, according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Natalie Bailey.

No other details surrounding the arrest have been released.

The paper reported that Honeycutt was a 17-year veteran of the Buncombe County’s Sheriff’s Office.

Honeycutt is the second Buncombe County law officer arrested for DWI in the past two weeks. Woodfin police officer Michael Salley was suspended after an off-duty arrest.

Honeycutt was investigated after shooting and killing a dog at Catawba Falls in McDowell County on Feb. 10 while off duty. No wrongdoing was found.

Read more: The Asheville Citizen-Times