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Two Rutherford County Sheriff's Officers Resign

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Two officers with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office have resigned after separate DUI arrests.

According to The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/14OPnSY ), one of the officers was also charged with misdemeanor possession of a weapon while under the influence. He is 41-year-old Ronnie Pugh, who was a detention officer with the sheriff's department. Pugh was arrested Saturday by a state trooper.

The arrest warrant on Sgt. Trent Thomas Givens states a Rutherford County deputy saw the 37-year-old Givens driving his vehicle through people's yards early Monday. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and smelled of alcohol.

Both men resigned from the department after their arrests on suspicion of DUI.

Pugh has also been suspended as a volunteer firefighter with the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department.