GEORGIA: Gwinnett County Deputy Walter Pollock charged with DWI

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with DUI and on the way to being given the boot

Georgia State Patrol motor units

A drunk deputy careened through a row of mailboxes while driving his patrol car

(Gwinnett County, Ga., April 5, 2023) – While on duty, Master Deputy Sheriff Walter Pollock was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol; he was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Striking a Fixed Object.

Fortunately, no citizens or the deputy were injured during the incident. Pollock was transported and booked into the Walton County Jail. He has been served with an intent to terminate and placed on administrative leave as the Georgia State Patrol is continuing its investigation.
We want our community to know that we hold our employees to the highest standards of professionalism. Pending the criminal investigation our Office of Professional Standards will conduct a full review as we are committed to ensuring that the outcome of the incident is in the public’s best interest.