The tables have turned for one DeKalb County police officer. On Sunday, Fredrick A. Hicks was arrested for driving drunk, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
Hicks, a 10-year veteran of the DeKalb County Police Department, was pulled over on I-85 on suspicion of DUI, authorities say. He's been charged with DUI, reckless driving, driving in an improper lane, and speeding for the incident.
DeKalb police arrested Hicks on I-85 near Clairmont Road, according to authorities. He was booked into DeKalb jail at around 7:30 a.m. Hicks was released Sunday afternoon on $2,500 bond, police say. He's now facing a slew of charges, including DUI and reckless driving, according to DeKalb County jail records.
Under Georgia's DUI law, it's illegal for anyone to drive with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher. A first DUI conviction is punishable by a maximum fine of $1,000, 10 days to 12 months in prison, at least 40 hours of community service, and completion of an alcohol or drug use risk reduction program.
A person commits reckless driving by disregarding the safety of people or property while driving. Reckless driving is punishable by a maximum fine of $1,000 and up to 12 months in prison.
If Hicks is found guilty of his charges he could possibly see jail time. The officer is bound to be a big hit among the inmates.
According to DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish, Fredrick A. Hicks has been placed on restrictive duty and assigned to a desk job until an internal investigation has been conducted.
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