Deputy Remains Suspended Pending Investigation - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

06/20/05

Deputy Remains Suspended Pending Investigation

A Beaufort County sheriff's deputy remains under suspension tonight, stemming from a wreck on Friday on the McTeer Bridge between Port Royal and Lady's Island.

That's where police say 52-year-old Phillip Lewis of St. Helena Island swerved into another lane and hit a tractor-trailer head on. But just minutes before the wreck, a Beaufort County deputy pulled Lewis over after getting reports of reckless driving.

That deputy is suspended until an internal investigation is complete.

Meanwhile, Lewis is still in critical condition at Memorial Health. Police are waiting for results of his blood-alcohol level test.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com

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