The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office parted ways with one of its deputies on Friday after he was charged for driving while under the influence.

A release from the office Friday night said Christopher Kibler was the driver in a single-vehicle involving a patrol vehicle collision in Cary. The vehicle reportedly sustained damages, but no injuries were reported.

The Cary Police Department investigated the incident, later citing Kibler with one count of DWI, one county of driving an emergency vehicle while impaired, one county of transporting an open container of alcoholic beverage and one county of failure to maintain lane. Kibler was charged on all counts later in the day and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office terminated his employment.

Kibler was not on duty at the time of the incident and the sheriff’s office said he was not operating the vehicle for work purposes.

Sheriff Mike Roberson issued a statement in the office’s release about the incident.

“It’s a difficult time for everyone right now with a lot of the changes and hardship we are experiencing as a society,” he said. “None of us are immune from making poor decisions. Still, we expect the best from our employees and we have to set the standard. We hate to part ways with Mr. Kibler, but the integrity of the agency requires us to make the right decisions, even if they’re the hard ones.”

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