Mecklenburg County deputy arrested for DWI

- A Mecklenburg County Sheriff's deputy was arrested for DWI in Union County early Friday. 

According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, deputy DeWayne Huggins was pulled over by a Union County Sheriff's deputy shortly after midnight on Friday. Huggins was off-duty and driving his personal vehicle. 

Officials say the deputy was also charged for carrying a concealed handgun while having alcohol in his body. The gun Huggins was carrying was a personal weapon and not his service weapon issued by the sheriff's office. 

A spokesperson with the sheriff's office says Huggins was terminated from his position with the sheriff's office. He was hired in 2009 and was assigned to the Arrest Processing Center. 

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