He took the oath to serve and protect but a Williamson police officer faces DUI charges.
Police say Jefferson Taylor III was arrested Tuesday morning in the Hardy community of Pike County for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and leaving the scene of a crash.
Officials say Taylor had wrecked his cruiser, left the scene, and went to his parent’s house where he was found.
State police say Taylor smelled like alcohol when he was arrested.
He has been suspended without pay.