ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. — Three Rockdale County sheriff’s deputies are on administrative leave after Georgia State Patrols troopers say they were involved in a high-speed chase while under the influence of alcohol.
According to the GSP, on December 5, a trooper noticed a car driving 119 miles per hour in 60 miles per hour zone on I-20 in Fulton County.
The trooper says that as he tried catching up to the car, the driver raised his speed to 134 miles per hour. The driver began to slow down after passing the Boulevard overpass and another GSP trooper. Reports state that despite slowing down, he was still going more than 100 miles per hour.
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With the help of another trooper, the car was ultimately stopped.
After getting the driver, who was identified as 25-year-old Tobias Holmes, out of the car and handcuffed, the trooper was informed that Holmes was a Rockdale County sheriff’s deputy.
Two of the other three passengers in the car were also identified as Rockdale County sheriff’s deputies, 22-year-old Anthony Isaac and 25-year-old Brandon Oglesby.
A sergeant with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene and confiscated Holmes and Oglesby’s service weapons, which were in the car. The sergeant also confiscated a personal weapon belonging to Isaac.
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Oglesby was also in possession of an open beer inside the car.
Holmes was arrested and taken to the Atlanta City Jail for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Oglesby was cited for having an open container of alcohol.
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The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said all three deputies have been placed on administrative leave while they conduct their investigation. Sheriff Eric J. Levett put out a statement Wednesday night:
“My Internal Affairs Unit has worked closely with the Georgia State Patrol as we gathered all of the facts surrounding this incident. I am confident that all necessary steps for accountability and transparency will occur during this process, this incident will be thoroughly investigated at the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office. All my deputies are held to a very high standard. Anyone found to be in violation of RCSO policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and/or state law will be held accountable and disciplined accordingly.”
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