Law officer charged with DUI; suspended

Law officer charged with DUI; suspended

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Saturday night, Sheriff's Commander Kevin Lee was arrested for DUI in Thomas County.

The Thomas County Sheriff R. Carlton Powell has placed Commander Lee on suspension without pay, while they determine what action or actions will be taken.

The sheriff said "Our office will look at the totality of circumstances in the incident before any other action is taken. It was unfortunate the incident occurred not just for Commander Lee, but anyone who finds themselves in this same situation."

"We take this matter seriously. Commander Lee is a twenty year veteran of Law Enforcement, has made a significant contribution to this county, and its law enforcement. We will attempt to make a decision that is fair for the citizens of Thomas County, Law enforcement and Commander Lee."

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