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Deputy Ronnie Pugh and Sgt. Trent Givens resigned Feb. 4, 2013, from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office after they were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in separate incidents in middle Tennessee. (Photos submitted)

Two Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office deputies resigned after being charged with driving under the influence in separate arrests this weekend, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

Sgt. Trent Givens, who was a patrol supervisor, was charged early Monday with a DUI first offense by Deputy Michael Rodgers.

Deputy Ronnie Pugh, who worked in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, was charged Saturday by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Pugh was also charged with possession of a weapon while under the influence of an intoxicant.

Both Givens and Pugh were booked into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center and have since been released on bond.

A hearing for Givens is set for Thursday, April 4, while a hearing for Pugh has been scheduled for Friday, March 22, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.

Givens joined the Sheriff’s Office in December 1997, and Pugh joined the department in June 2006.

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