Georgia State Patrol puts Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith on leave

Georgia State Patrol puts Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith on leave

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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