Sedgwick County jail deputy arrested for DUI after crash

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says one of its jail deputies has been arrested following a crash early Wednesday morning in southeast Wichita. 

Wichita officers were called at around 3:30 a.m. to a crash at Mount Vernon and Edgemoor. Sheriff's Lt. Lin Dehning said in a news release that one of the drivers is a detention deputy and showed signs of impairment. 

Lt. Dehning did not report any injuries from the crash.

The unnamed deputy was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence. Lt. Dehning said the deputy has been with the sheriff's officer for almost two years. 

"The DUI case is being investigated by the Wichita Police Department and an internal investigation will be conducted by the Professional Standards Unit of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office," Lt. Dehning said. 

This is the third time since late May that a Sedgwick County jail deputy has been arrested for DUI. One deputy was arrested for DUI on May 25, and another deputy was arrested on June 28

The sheriff's office released the following statement:

"The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is a professional organization that honors our core values of, Integrity, Duty, Ethics, Attitude, Leadership, and Service.  We take pride in demonstrating these values on a daily basis. The Sheriff’s Office will always investigate any allegation against an employee with the due diligence that the public entrusts in us."

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