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Officer fired after DWI

A reserve officer of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Sunday and fired Monday after Spindale police say he was caught speeding and driving impaired in the wee hours of Sunday morning.


According to an arrest report, Spindale Police Patrolman Brian Cole “stopped a blue Mustang for exceeding the posted speed limit on East Main Street” around 1:48 a.m. Sunday. Twenty-three-year-old John Friday of Spindale, a reserve officer for the Sheriff’s Office for about a year, was behind the wheel.

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