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Wilson corrections officer charged with DUI

Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 15, 2015 at 2:09 PM

Lebanon police charged a Wilson County corrections officer with driving under the influence New Year’s Eve.

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan said Chad Alan Hoffman, 30, of Lebanon, was fired following his arrest.

“He was terminated that following morning,” Bryan said. “We preach to all of our officers about drinking and driving. We are not going to tolerate it. As soon as we were made aware of it, we acted on it.”

In addition to DUI, Hoffman was also charged with violation of the state’s implied consent law. Hoffman was released on bond about an hour and a half after he was booked Wednesday at 12:03 a.m. into the Wilson County Jail. A bond amount was not available.

Bryan said motorists reported Hoffman driving erratically to Lebanon officers, who pulled Hoffman over and charged him. He said Hoffman was a corrections officer at the county jail for about five years.

“He was a good employee while he was here,” Bryan said. “He made a bad decision that night. One bad decision can affect the rest of your life. He’s an example of that.”

A court date for Hoffman was set for March 10. 

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