Twin Cities Sheriff's Deputy arrested for suspected DWI
After hitting and killing a motorcyclist with his squad car in 2007, a Twin Cities Sheriff's Deputy was arrested Saturday on suspicion of drunken driving, reported KSTP.
On August 30, 2007, Dakota County Sheriff's Deputy Joshua Williams pulled his squad car out in front of motorcyclist Bill Wallace, hitting and killing him on Highway 3 and 200th in Empire Township.
Williams was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of drunken driving and having an open bottle of beer in his car. Williams was pulled over for speeding on County Road 46 in Empire Township, just minutes from where he hit Wallace's motorcycle 15 months earlier.
Williams failed both a field sobriety and breath test, was arrested at the scene and had his car impounded, authorities said.
Williams has worked for Dakota county since August 2000. After being convicted of careless driving May 13, 2008, he was prohibited from driving county vehicles and re-assigned to court security as a bailiff.
Williams was supposed to have his license suspended for one year but state records show it was reinstated October 7, 2008, five months after his conviction.
"He could have taken another life," step-brother Joe Geror said.
Dakota County Chief Deputy Dave Bellows said Williams is on paid leave.
"This makes us angry," Bellows said.
If convicted, this would be William's second DWI in under 10 years. He also has a DWI conviction in North Carolina from December 1998.