UPDATE: Warrenton Police officer arrested for DUI, fired

UPDATE: Warrenton Police officer arrested for DUI, fired

WARRENTON, GA (WFXG) - An officer for the City of Warrenton Police Department was terminated after an off-duty crash Monday, Aug. 5.

Chief of Police Ron Sellers told FOX 54 exclusively on Monday that, “Due to an automobile accident that occurred early this morning, I, as the Chief of Police have had to terminate one of my officers.”

Sellers says that Officer James Hill, who started with the agency in March 2019, was arrested and charged with driving too fast for conditions and DUI - 1st Offense.

Officer Hill was off-duty, driving his county issued vehicle with a passenger laying down in the backseat. According to Chief Sellers, the officer lost control of his car when he over corrected, hit a fence and tree, and totaled the car.

Georgia State Patrol responded to the crash and the incident report is still pending.

The passenger went to a local hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Chief of Police says the investigation into the crash is still ongoing, but at this time Officer James Hill has been terminated from the Warrenton Police Department.

FOX 54 will continue to provide information as it is made available.

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