Hephzibah police officer charged with DUI

A Hephzibah police officer has been charged with DUI – again.

According to a statement from the Hephzibah Police Department, Michael Dodaro was arrested in Oglethorpe County over the weekend. He has been placed on “administrative duty” while the department performs an internal investigation.

The charge marks the second time in the past eight months that Dodaro has been charged with driving under the influence.

The former Richmond County sheriff’s investigator was suspended from his position with the sheriff’s office in April following a DUI arrest, according to The Augusta Chronicle archives.

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. He resigned a week later.

Hephzibah police Chief Dwayne Flowers couldn’t be reached for comment Monday evening.

 

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