Greenwood Co. deputy fired following DUI related crash

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GREENWOOD, S.C. (WSPA) – A deputy with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office has been fired following a DUI related crash.

The Greenwood Police Department responded at 12:49 a.m. to Bypass 25 to a crash Friday involving a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was an off-duty deputy.

The deputy was identified as Naaman Lukie.

According to the incident report, when deputies arrived on scene, Lukie was found lying in the median of the bypass in front of Waffle House with leg and head pain.

Lukie told police he was hit from behind by a car.

Police reviewed camera footage from Waffle House and Flock cameras and examined debris in the roadway. After tracking plate numbers from camera footage, police were able to identity the other driver as Kendrick Williams.

Williams told police that him and Lukie were at Oxygen Lounge together before the crash, according to the incident report. Lukie was in the second lane and William was in the first.

Williams said Lukie swerved into his lane where he made contact with the rear of the motorcycle.

Williams advised that he stopped to help Lukie, who told him to put the belt around his leg and to leave
the scene of the accident. Williams stated that he didn’t want to leave but that Lukie insisted.

Police arrested Williams for possession of a stolen tag, driving under suspension, operating uninsured and operating an unregistered vehicle.

Lukie was taken to the hospital where police conducted a DUI investigation.

Naaman Lukie was charged with driving under the influence.

Lukie has been fired from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office.

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