FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - A Georgia State Patrol officer was hit and injured by a drunken driver in Forsyth County, authorities said.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety said Trooper Aaron DeGourville, 35, was directing traffic Monday morning along Matt Highway in Cumming.
Officials said DeGourville was hit by a BMW driven by David Sommer, 44, of Cumming. Sommer was arrested and charged with DUI and reckless driving, among other charges.
DeGourville underwent surgery for a broken leg.
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Channel 2’s Berndt Petersen learned Sommer worked for the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department. Officials say in the 1990s, he was a county deputy.
“The county’s Personnel Services Department has requested a copy of the police report related to the arrest,” county spokeswoman Jodi Gardner said.
Sommer was not driving a county truck at the time of the accident. He sent a letter of resignation Tuesday, which Gardner said is effective immediately.
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