Thursday, June 21, 2012
AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. -- News 12 has learned an Aiken County deputy has been arrested and fired for allegedly driving under the influence.
According to an official with the Wagener Police Department, Scott Baynham was stopped early Wednesday morning for a traffic violation. An officer smelled alcohol and asked him to take a field sobriety test. He allegedly failed the test and was arrested for DUI.
He was booked in the Aiken County Detention Center but has since been released.
Baynham was off duty and driving his personal vehicle.
According to officials at the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, Baynham has been employed by them for the last six years.