North Carolina Tosses 175 DUI, Traffic Cases From Officer Who Lied in Court

April 4, 2016

The district attorney in Wake County, North Carolina, has dismissed 104 DWI cases and another 71 traffic-related offenses after a sheriff’s deputy was found to have lied on the stand.

Local media outlets said District Attorney Lorrin Freeman took the action after District Court Judge Jacqueline Brewer disqualified Deputy Robert Davis, a member of the sheriff’s DWI Task Force, as a witness. Brewer found that Davis had lied in at least three cases.

In one instance, a woman whom Davis arrested in August 2014 made the case that the deputy had not allowed her to make her phone call or to take a breathalyzer test. At a hearing on that case, Davis denied her claims.

Sheriff Donnie Harrison said Davis, who was an 18-year-veteran of the sheriff’s office, was fired.

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