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Former Goose Creek police officer found not guilty in DUI case

James Ross (Photo Source: Al Cannon Detention Center) James Ross (Photo Source: Al Cannon Detention Center)
GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) -

Attorneys say a former Goose Creek police officer was found not guilty of driving under the influence.

Attorney David Aylor announced on Friday that his client, James Ross Jr., was exonerated of charges in connection to the October 2014 incident. 

"Mr. Ross was not on duty, and not driving a city vehicle at the time of his arrest," Aylor said on Friday, a fact Goose Creek police said at the time."Mr. Ross exercised his right and refused to participate in a field sobriety test when he was stopped at a safety checkpoint."

“My client has maintained his innocence and in fact took the stand during his trial and told the jury his version of the facts. The jury briefly deliberated before returning the not guilty verdict,” said Aylor.

"I hope the media will do the right thing and be more careful in the future before trashing someone on TV or in print without getting all the facts,” said James Ross. “Where do I go to get my reputation back after being a police officer for more than 23 years?”  

Ross resigned from the department following his arrest by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Goose Creek police said at the time of the incident.

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