Jailer dismissed on accusations of drunk driving; flipping bird - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Jailer dismissed on accusations of drunk driving; flipping bird

CHATTOOGA COUNTY, GA. (WRCB)-- A Chattooga County jailer, accused of driving drunk and flipping the bird at an officer, is off the job.

Robert Boyd, 44, is accused of making the gesture at an officer on routine patrol, before driving his truck off the road.

The officer pulled Boyd over, and reported smelling alcohol on his breath.

Sheriff John Everett says Boyd's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

The 12-year veteran with the Chattooga County Jail, was dismissed from his job.

He was released from jail that same night.

The Sheriff says he admitted to drinking and the gesture, and said he had made a mistake.

  • NewsMore>>

  • For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:46 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:46:06 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-04-24 14:46:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. For the first time, Facebook is making public, on Tuesday, April 24, its detailed gu...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. For the first time, Facebook is making public, on Tuesday, April 24, its detailed gu...
    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.More
    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.More
  • Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

    Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:56 AM EDT2018-04-24 07:56:11 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-04-24 14:39:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles, File). FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, the CEO of a methadone clinic holds a 35 mg liquid dose of methadone in Rossville, Ga. The drug is the oldest and most effective of approved medications used to treat opioid add...(AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles, File). FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, the CEO of a methadone clinic holds a 35 mg liquid dose of methadone in Rossville, Ga. The drug is the oldest and most effective of approved medications used to treat opioid add...
    Opioid overdoses killed 1,354 Americans ages 65 and older in 2016, but Medicare doesn't cover the oldest proven treatment for opioid addiction: methadone.More
    Opioid overdoses killed 1,354 Americans ages 65 and older in 2016, but Medicare doesn't cover the oldest proven treatment for opioid addiction: methadone.More
  • Woodmore bus driver's sentencing hearing begins today

    Woodmore bus driver's sentencing hearing begins today

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-04-24 14:33:56 GMT
    Johnthony Walker testifies in court Wednesday. WRCBtv.com photoJohnthony Walker testifies in court Wednesday. WRCBtv.com photo

    Walker was the driver of bus number 366 that crashed November 21, 2016, and claimed the lives of six children from Woodmore Elementary.

    More

    Walker was the driver of bus number 366 that crashed November 21, 2016, and claimed the lives of six children from Woodmore Elementary.

    More
Powered by Frankly