BCSO: Berkeley deputy resigns after crash, DUS charge

BCSO: Berkeley deputy resigns after crash, DUS charge

A Berkeley County deputy cited for driving with a suspended license after a crash that occurred while he was responding to a call resigned from the sheriff's office, according to a department spokesman.

Berkeley County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Moon said Deputy Justice Jenkins, who was involved in a wreck a week ago, failed to notify his supervisor that his driver's license was suspended. Moon said late Monday the reason for the suspension was the cancellation of insurance on a personal vehicle.

Chief Deputy Rick Ollic says Jenkins' last day was Aug. 15 after the sheriff's office was notified that his driving privilege had been suspended on Aug. 4.

Ollic said that all employees are required to disclose any change in their motor vehicle driving records.

According to Ollic, the deputy's license had been shown to be valid during the last records inspection in June.

The deputy had been involved in another accident in June, Ollic said.

The deputy was not charged in connection with the accident that happened last week, because he was actively responding to a call at the time, according to Highway Patrol Senior Trooper Hannah Wimberly.

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