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Deputy arrested for DWI following crash in downtown Sylva

A Jackson County deputy is accused of driving while impaired before crashing in downtown Sylva early Friday morning. The Sylva Police Department said they responded to a crash on West Main Street in front of the Sleep USA store where they found a vehicle that had hit two poles and a parked car along Main Street.
The driver, identified as Dustin Lee Bishop, was arrested and charged with DWI. Bishop was a detective with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and was off-duty at the time of the crash, police said. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Bishop resigned from the department following his arrest. He was booked into the Jackson County Detention Center and later released.

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