Local deputy charged with DUI in Wood County

From staff reports

A deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is on paid administrative leave after being charged with DUI in Wood County.

Bradley T. Thorpe, 33, of 4706 10th Ave., Vienna, was arraigned on a first-offense DUI charge in Wood County Magistrate Court and released on $1,500 personal recognizance bond.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said paid leave is the initial step any time a deputy is charged, due to a union agreement. The leave could end before the criminal case does in Wood County or extend beyond it, he said.

“It’s two separate issues,” he said. “The criminal end is going on in Wood County and we’re handling the civil part. What happens there may have some effect but it may not.”

Mincks said Thorpe has been employed with the sheriff’s office for about seven years.