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Deputy dismissed after internal investigation
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A Dawson County sheriffs deputy charged with driving under the influence has been relieved of his duties.

Robert Bo Tanner received his letter of termination on Monday, April 21, Public Information Officer Tony Wooten said.

Tanner, 25, of Murrayville was arrested shortly after midnight on March 30. A call came into the 911 center saying Tanner had been drinking and then drove to a residence inside the city limits of Dawsonville. He later was arrested at the same residence.

Tanner was immediately put on unpaid administrative leave while an internal investigation was conducted. The investigation was completed last week, and Tanner was terminated.

Wooten said Tanner came to the sheriffs office Monday to return the rest of his company-issued equipment. His gun and badge had been turned in immediately after the internal investigation began.

Tanner began working for the sheriffs office in March of 2011. He was assigned to the Dawson County Detention Center.

Dawson County deputies are held to a high standard, Wooten said. Obviously this type of behavior will not be tolerated, he said. Especially by those sworn to uphold the publics trust.

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