Cherokee County Sheriff's deputy John New charged with DUI

Cherokee County Sheriff's deputy John New charged with DUI
Cherokee County Maj. John New, arrested for DUI and failure to maintain lane. (Credit: Pickens County Sheriff's Office)

PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. - Pickens County deputies arrested and charged a high-ranking member of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office with DUI-alcohol and failure to maintain his lane in September.

According to the Pickens County Sheriff's office, Maj. John New pulled over by Georgia State Patrol in Jasper and booked into the Pickens County Adult Detention Center in Sept on DUI charge and Failure to Maintain lane. 

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said New has been with the agency since 1993. He currently works as the Director of Drug Enforcement with the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad. As a major, New works in one of the highest positions in his department.

Cherokee County Maj. John New, arrested for DUI and failure to maintain lane. (Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office) (Supplied)

One of his first positions working for the county was as a Deputy Sheriff in the Adult Detention Center.

As of Oct. 12, New was still listed as an employee on the CCSO's website. It has not been released whether he has received any disciplinary action related to the arrest.