Deputy hits deer at 117 mph

Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 05:38 PM.

It’s unclear what, if any, disciplinary action Callaway could face.

The patrol car sustained an estimated $7,500 in damages. The car was drivable, according to the Highway Patrol report. The car was taken to E&J Automotive.

Personnel records show that Callaway was hired by the sheriff’s department on Jan. 11, 2010. He is a deputy sheriff patrol officer. His salary is $33,615.

The Sheriff’s Office has experienced other high-speed crashes, including one in June 2011 that killed a Bridgeton woman and resulted in the firing and prosecution of a deputy on a charge of death by motor vehicle. The incidents drew the attention of Craven County commissioners wanting to know about Sheriff’s Office driving policies.

In the aftermath of the June 2011 crash, commissioners held back budgeted money for new vehicles until they got assurances from the Sheriff’s Office that the no tolerance policy would be revised and enforced and that a program for deputies’ driver retraining would be implemented.  

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