A DeKalb County deputy was fired after allegedly driving drunk and causing a head-on crash in Snellville this week, authorities said.
O’Shay Antonio Page, 46, of Snellville, was arrested Monday on charges of DUI, open container and failure to maintain lane, Snellville police said in a news release. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Page was terminated after the arrest.
Just before 12:15 a.m., officers responded to a crash at the intersection of Lenora Church and Springdale/Pate roads. Page is accused of driving his county “issued government vehicle” westbound on Pate Road, crossing through the intersection and into the eastbound lanes of Springdale Road, the release said.
A vehicle that was waiting to make a left turn was hit head-on, the release said. No one was seriously injured during the crash, but Page was taken to Eastside Medical Center for minor injuries.
He was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail later that day, according to online jail records. He was released that day on a $1,520 bond.
The sheriff’s office said Page violated the agency’s code of conduct, the law and the conduct for both an on- and off-duty law enforcement officer.
He had worked for the department since 2005 and had no disciplinary history, according to Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) records.
In other news:
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.