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Deputies Resign Following DUI Charges

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Two Rutherford County Sheriff's Office deputies have resigned after being charged with DUI in separate arrests this weekend, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

Sgt. Trent Givens, who was a patrol supervisor, was charged early Monday with DUI by Deputy Michael Rodgers.  Deputy Ronnie Pugh, who worked in detention, was charged Saturday by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Pugh was also charged with possession of a weapon while under the influence of an intoxicant.

The arrest warrant on Sgt. Givens stated a Rutherford County deputy saw the 37-year-old Givens driving his vehicle through people's yards early Monday. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and smelled of alcohol.

Both Givens and Pugh were booked into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center and released on bond. A hearing for Givens was set April 4, 2013, while a hearing for Pugh was set March 22, 2013 in General Sessions Court.

Givens joined the Sheriff's Office in December 1997, while Pugh joined the Sheriff's Office in June 2006.

Pugh has also been suspended as a volunteer firefighter with the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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