Oxford fire chief arrested for DWI

Earnest Bess (Image courtesy Granville County Sheriff's Office)

June 10, 2012 4:52:42 PM PDT
Oxford fire chief Earnest Bess was arrested and charged with DWI early Saturday morning, according to Oxford police.

Bess was pulled over in his personal vehicle around 2 a.m. His blood alcohol content was .21 percent. The legal limit in North Carolina is .08.

His license was revoked following the arrest, and his bond was set at $1,000.

Bess is expected to appear in a hearing July 2.

Bess has been Oxford's fire chief since Aug. 2010.

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