Jackson Co. deputy fired following DWI arrest

JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT)- A Jackson County sheriff's deputy has been terminated for driving while intoxicated.

The sheriff's office tells Region 8 News, Deputy Steven McCullar's "employment has been terminated."

Sheriff Davis Lucas said in an email to Region 8 News that he received a call in reference to a patrol car being involved in a single car accident on Highway 37.

Sheriff Lucas and Chief Deputy James Brock responded to the scene to discover the patrol car received major damage. Deputy Steven McCullar was not at the scene, Lucas said.  McCullar had apparently gone to the home of another sheriff's deputy.

According to Lucas, McCullar was traveling north on Highway 37 approaching the "S" curve near Ballews Chapel Cemetery, when the car ran off the road, hit a road sign and continued to drive in a field until it came back on the road.

McCullar was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving while intoxicated.  He is being held in the Jackson County Detention Center.

His court date will be held in late October.

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