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Over the limit
Sobriety training gives road deputies added edge
An officer puts a volunteer through the walk-and-turn test. - photo by Michael Ulmer
On a Thursday in November, Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Deputy Jacob Hammond served as part babysitter, part bartender pouring glasses of beer, vodka and bourbon for KCSO volunteers. Despite looking at times like an after-hours office party, Hammond actually took part in a new sobriety training program for road deputies. As one of the program’s administrators, Hammond poured specific amounts of various alcoholic drinks -- beer, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Jim Beam and Smirnoff Ice -- to prepare the volunteers for the challenge.