According to WRAL.com, Highway Patrol Captain James Williams, Jr., was fired weeks after being pulled over and reported to be “extremely drunk.” This story caught our attention last month when it was reported that when Williams was pulled over, the police officers took him to a hotel instead of charging him.
Fortunately for the public, the two police officers who mishandled the DWI were also fired.
“We take these matters very seriously and will not tolerate this type of conduct,” Highway Patrol Commander Col. Randy Glover said in a statement. “The Highway Patrol is built upon the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism. We expect and demand that all employees, from troopers to supervisors, whether on duty or off duty, abide by the laws of our state and the rules of our organization.” (WRAL story)
We applaud this action. As a personal injury law firm, we meet victims of drunk drivers every day. What a sense of betrayal to think that those who are charged with keeping the public safe are endangering us, instead. It is clear that the investigation is not over–these were not the only personnel involved. HensonFuerst looks forward to hearing the final, just outcome.