Kings Co Deputy arrested for being drunk at work

Monday, June 04, 2012

The Kings County Sheriff's Office made an unusual arrest Monday night -- they arrested one of their own. Investigators say Kings County Deputy Scott Ward, 49, arrived at work around six o'clock.

Authorities say he was in his patrol vehicle and he was drunk. Sheriff's deputies brought in the California Highway Patrol. After a series of field sobriety tests, Deputy Ward was booked in the Kings County Jail.

Dave Putnam with the Kings County Sheriff's Office told Action News, "Deputy Ward is now on paid administrative leave. He has worked for the Kings County Sheriff's Office since January of 2003."

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