Lexington County Coroner’s Office Employee Terminated for DUI Charge
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has terminated a part-time administrative employee of the Coroner’s Office.
Ther termination was made after Fisher received notice from the South Carolina Highway Patrol that the employee Amanda Corley, 29, had been arrested and was being charged with driving under the influence.
Corley was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on March 11.
Fisher states that Corley was an administrative office employee only, and had been with the office since January 4.
Corley was driving her personal vehicle and was not on duty. Corley does not operate a county vehicle.
Fisher states that Corley has already been terminated effective immediately.
“I am extremely disappointed in the actions of this employee. Our office deals with the affects of driving under the influence every day. I will not tolerate any of my employees engaging in this dangerous and potentially deadly behavior,” said Fisher.
As part of the hiring process at the Coroner’s Office, all employees must submit to a background check, drug testing, and a driver’s record inquiry.