Onslow County deputy takes back resignation following road rage - WNCT

Onslow County deputy takes back resignation following road rage incident

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -

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An Onlsow County deputy has his job back.
     
Deputy Craig Culpepper resigned from the sherrif's office after a YouTube video of an apparent road rage went viral.

But Wednesday, he rescinded his resignation.

He's, instead, agreed to accept reassignment in the Detention Center. Because of this, Culpepper will continue his employment as a Deputy with the OCSO/OCDC.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office tells 9 On Your Side, Deputy Culpepper was driving along Highway 526 in South Carolina from K9 training.
     
Chad Walton of Charleston says he's the driver behind the camera. Walton claims he tried to pass the officer and it all escalated from there.
     
In the video you can see Deputy Culpepper speed up, pass Walton's car, and then move in front, causing the two cars to collide.
     
In an interview with a South Carolina station last week, Walton said Culpepper should be charged with reckless driving.

"When I seen him kind of mouthing off and yelling in the side view mirror, when I saw that, I thought this guy's not right," said Chad Walton, who filmed the road rage incident.
 

Deputy Culpepper was never charged. He declined an interview with 9 On Your Side Wednesday.
     
And there's even more to the story.

Walton has a history of confronting officers and filming it.

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An Onslow County deputy has resigned after an apparent incident of road rage.

It happened Monday in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office tells 9 On Your Side that Deputy Craig Culpepper was traveling along Highway 526 in a marked Onslow County Sheriff's Office K-9 vehicle when he and another driver apparently engaged in an incident of road rage.

YouTube video from the other driver shows Deputy Culpepper holding up traffic along a 2 lane highway. Once the driver recording the video is able to pass along a 3 lane stretch of the  highway, Deputy Culpepper speeds up, passes, and moves in front of the driver again. Deputy Culpepper then slows down and initiates a brake check for no apparent reason. The irate driver behind Deputy Culpepper immediately struck him in the rear.

The investigating officer didn't issue Deputy Culpepper a citation, but listed him as a contributor to the accident.

Meanwhile, the Onslow County Sheriff's Office Fleet Manager says the Sheriff's vehicle can be repaired for $100 or less.

***Please note, embedded video contains some foul language***

 

 

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