Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County deputy hits multiple mailboxes in patrol car, arrested for DUI, troopers say

WALTON COUNTY, Ga. — A metro Atlanta deputy was arrested after Georgia State Patrol troopers told Channel 2 Action News the deputy hit multiple mailboxes while driving his patrol car under the influence.

The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office said Master Deputy Sheriff Walter Pollock was arrested after driving on Thomspon Mill Road in Walton County and hitting multiple mailboxes Wednesday morning.

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According to officials, after further investigation troopers determined Pollock was on duty under the influence of alcohol.

Pollock was arrested at the Gwinnett County courthouse by troopers and charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, and striking a fixed object.


The sheriff’s office said that Pollock has been served with an intent to terminate and was placed on administrative leave.

“We want our community to know that we hold our employees to the highest standards of professionalism. Pending the criminal investigation our Office of Professional Standards will conduct a full review as we are committed to ensuring that the outcome of the incident is in the public’s best interest,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release Wednesday.

Deputies told Channel 2 Action News no bystanders were hurt in the incident.


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