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County park ranger fired after arrest
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Forsyth County News


A Forsyth County park ranger has been fired after he was reportedly caught drunk on the job.

Chad Jeremy Woodruff, 36, of Cleveland was arrested Saturday night by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office and charged with one count each of driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to maintain lane.

Woodruff was released from the Forsyth County Detention Center the same day after posting $3,355 bond, a jail spokeswoman said.

According to a sheriff's report, Woodruff was pulled over by a deputy at Central Park off Keith Bridge Road.

County spokeswoman Jodi Gardner confirmed that Woodruff was on duty and driving a county vehicle at the time of his arrest.

"In accordance with county policy that employee was terminated Monday, effective immediately," Gardner said.

The sheriff's report shows that Woodruff's blood alcohol level was .221. The legal limit in Georgia is .08.

Gardner said Woodruff had worked for the county since March 8, 2004. He was assigned Saturday to patrol parks on the county's north end.