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Georgia State Patrol puts Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith on leave

Donnie Smith (Source: WFXG) Donnie Smith (Source: WFXG)

Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith is on leave from his job as a lieutenant with the Georgia State Patrol, officials with the agency said. 

Smith is on administrative leave without pay while investigators look into a "possible policy violation," officials said. 

Smith did not answer calls from Fox 54 Tuesday and was not at Tuesday's commission meeting.

He was elected as the District 7 commissioner in 2012 and took office for a four-year term starting Jan. 1, 2013. 

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