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Richmond County investigator arrested, suspended on DUI charge

Friday, March 29, 2013 11:31 AM
Last updated 11:21 PM
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A Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigator has been arrested on DUI charges.

According to a statement released Friday, Investigator Michael Dodaro was arrested early Friday and charged with driving under the influence.

Dodaro was found to have been driving a county-issued vehicle at the time of his arrest and the vehicle sustained two flat tires during the incident, authorities said.

Dodaro has been placed on suspension pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

He has been with the sheriff’s office since 2003.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/29/13 - 12:16 pm
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It happens

and sorry to see RCSO get a black eye over a few bad apples.

But good to see across the board application and treatment for levels and no Professional Courtesy being applied.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 03/29/13 - 12:17 pm
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Doesn't matter but

where was he arrested?

SPARKSTER83
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SPARKSTER83 03/29/13 - 01:36 pm
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Wonder if we will ever hear
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Wonder if we will ever hear of this again DOUBT IT!!!!

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/29/13 - 02:49 pm
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Was Dordaro one of the 4 guys

Was Dodaro one of the 4 guys honored for making all those DUI arrests? Just joking. 4 good cops and 1 bad cop. RCSO is still +3 for today.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 03/29/13 - 03:19 pm
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It is so sad

that people employed by Law Enforcement don't realize what they are doing to themselves and their department when they drink and drive, and an official vehicle on top of it. He's had 10 years with the department, what a crying shame that all this is out the window because of his behavior. I feel sorry for his family and him too, I reckon he feels like crawling into a hole!

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/29/13 - 04:15 pm
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CCSO has some opening.
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He will make the rounds. The ole buddy system. He is a good guy. You know, like man, everybody is GOOD guy.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/29/13 - 04:19 pm
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One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel.
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Its the gas from decomposing morals and ethics. Sworn to obey the law. Sworn to uphold the law. Sworn to be a example. Given a badge, a gun and a computerized bat mobile. Ride 'em cowboy.

Sworn to who? A vow before a God that is not relevant.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/29/13 - 04:34 pm
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Where is the mug shot?
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Where is the fifteen minutes of fame? It is ludicrous to allow every law enforcement officer to drive a road patrol cruiser home each and everyday. No matter what the stats may say. Its a perk for the cowboys. A part of their overall benefit package. Do firemen and ambulance drivers all a rescue vehicle to drive home. To place them at the ready. Are doctors and nurses provided vehicles by their respective hospitals? Does every government employee have a government vehicle? Well CC, but that is the exception.

zippy
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zippy 03/30/13 - 05:32 am
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No he was not one of the four

No he was not one of the four recent award winners. He is one of the best investigators on the force. It's a mistake. He will survive with help and support of his friends and Leo family. Not the first Leo to make a mistake. Hopefully the department will punish him but still retain him as a true asset to the department.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 03/30/13 - 07:53 am
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People do make mistakes and

People do make mistakes and it is easy to do. When you deal with all the worst of society and not the good I can't imagine the pressure that builds up inside of you and you may need a release. This may have been his release and it is too bad he did not do this at home. Retain him if he is that good but send him to a person that can help him.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/30/13 - 09:23 am
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Male self medication for depression.
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The drug of choice. To much stress? Just wash it down with some alcohol. Get in your bat mobile and hall boogie. Knowing all the time that your buddies have your back. They all share the same illness. A good shot of alcohol does wonders for the back bone. Six feet tall and bullet proof.

concercitizen
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concercitizen 03/30/13 - 09:26 am
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I don't know Officer Dodaro ,

I don't know Officer Dodaro , but I do know his mother, and she is a wonderful woman. Her family has been through a lot in the last year, and I feel for them. I certainly hope this works out to the good for them. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/30/13 - 10:04 am
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I agree with jrc

We all make mistakes...get him some help ....some deserve another chance.

jmo
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jmo 03/30/13 - 11:15 am
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It sounds as if it was more than......

just a DUI. How did the vehicle sustain "two" flat tires in the incident?

thauch12
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thauch12 03/30/13 - 11:58 am
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I have to wonder why the AC

I have to wonder why the AC didn't feel the need to publish his mugshot like they so prominently do for most other notable arrests...

Delirious58
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Delirious58 03/30/13 - 12:14 pm
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Give him another chance

If I had to deal with all that crap in Augusta, I'd probably take a drink too, lol

proudgunowner
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proudgunowner 03/30/13 - 11:58 pm
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I'm amazed at how many people
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I'm amazed at how many people are defending a drunk driver. If he is found guilty, especially since he was driving a county owned vehicle, then he should be terminated immediately. Do you think the family of the young girl killed in Evans last year by a drunk driver would say to give HIM a second chance? At least no one was killed before he was removed from the street. Being a law enforcement officer gives him no privileges above any other driver....On the contrary he should be an example to every other motorist. Let's see how the new Sheriff responds to this.

T.More
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T.More 03/31/13 - 12:12 am
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He is a Narcotic Officer...

Enough said. I am sorry, but that is the most corrupt department in an already corrupt office. Everyone in their minds is a criminal, deserving shake downs, fabricating evidence when necessary and lying in reports, not to mention the witness stand. The ends do justify the means in their minds. They break more laws enforcing the law than what the actual perpetrator is committing to begin with. In the last five years, Narcotics officers have been fired, forcibly resigned, federally indicted and convicted. No worries the person who headed that department for the last decade, is now way up the ladder in this new administration. I believe he is number two or number three and was jumped at least two ranks. Outlook for future of RCSO... great!!!

Obviously if it could have been covered up, it would have been. Undercover vehicle, two flat tires, a disturbance in a public place, with some questionable third parties. If he would have simply been pulled over in his personal vehicle with none of the drama, it would have been swept under the rug. Wake up this is just not one bad apple. Most cops treat everyone like a criminal, just wait until you end up on the wrong side of the law (even if innocent) and witness how you are treated.

Karma?

I'm Back Again
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I'm Back Again 03/31/13 - 08:21 pm
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T. More, Sounds like you have
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T. More,
Sounds like you have had a run in with the cops before. That makes me laugh. Just remember the next time you're at work and you do something dumb you could be fired and your face be out on the front page. Karma is a B ain't it.
Good luck DoDo. It will all be ok!!!

paladin5
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paladin5 03/31/13 - 10:37 pm
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TOUGH DECISION BUT HIGHER STANDARD.....

Always a Tough Decision for Leadership, but the Higher Standard should prevail. My Experience is that the 10 years are gone, and so is the Investigator. For those of us who have been present when such situations occur, the burden is a sad and disappointing one. Duty, Accountability, and Responsibility was exercised. We did not make the Decision that the officer made regardless of his personal issues.

I will add that there are programs and help for those who are willing to address their problems before the problems become disruptive life experiences.....The courage to change things.

As for T. More's comments, well, I like to wakeup and think the world is not all dark, all the time. Every day we see, hear, and experience Good Stories as well as Bad Ones.....It is the Humor Experience.

BE SAFE BROTHERS AND SISTERS

my.voice
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my.voice 03/31/13 - 10:39 pm
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Another chance? You mean to

Another chance? You mean to kill someone next time, right? Thanks but no thanks, he needs to find another career of he was DUI. No excuses, none, that's right, a car is a 3,500 pound weapon when you're intoxicated.

I'm Back Again
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I'm Back Again 04/02/13 - 06:40 am
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You people are quick to
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You people are quick to convict!!!

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