Beaufort County Deputy Cleared - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

07/22/05

Beaufort County Deputy Cleared

A deputy's back on the beat in Beaufort County after a controversy. A month ago, Dep. Daryl Malphrus pulled over Phillip Lewis for driving erratically. Lewis passed a field sobriety test, so the deputy let him go.

But a quarter mile later, Lewis crossed the center line on the McTeer Bridge and slammed into a truck. He's still in the hospital.

The sheriff's department put Malphrus on leave while they investigated. Yesterday, they cleared him in the case.

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