178 Wake DWI, traffic cases dismissed under cloud of deputy’s testimony

— Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman is dismissing 103 cases of driving while impaired, and an additional 75 traffic-related offenses after a judge found that a Wake sheriff”s deputy lied on the stand.

Last week, District Court Judge Jacqueline Brewer disqualified Deputy Robert Davis as a witness after determining that he had lied in at least three cases. Freeman then dismissed other cases in which he was a witness.

“He violated the defendants’ rights,” Freeman said. “He was untruthful on the stand.”

Wake Sheriff Donnie Harrison said Davis, who had served more than a decade with the sheriff’s office, was fired after the information came to light.

In seeking to get her charge dismissed, a woman whom Davis arrested in August 2014 made the case that he had not allowed her to make her phone call or to take a breathalyzer test. At a hearing on that woman’s case, Davis denied her claims.

“Deputy Davis’ testimony at the hearing on this matter … was false,” Brewer wrote.

“Deputy Davis has shown a pattern of providing false statements and false testimony,” she added.

,Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman is dismissing 103 cases of driving while impaired, and an additional 75 traffic-related offenses after a judge found that a Wake sheriff”s deputy lied on the stand.

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