A previous version of this article stated that Carlson worked for the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office. However, according to the chief deputy of Crenshaw County, he never worked for the department. The article has been updated with the corrected information.
ELBA, Ala. (WDHN) — A former Houston County sheriff’s deputy has been fired after being charged with a DUI.
Alvah Carlson, 38, of Elba, was arrested in Elba on a driving while intoxicated charge on Wednesday night. He was arrested after driving his patrol car erratically, according to a source close to WDHN.
After receiving the charge, Carlson was terminated Wednesday night, according to Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza.
Carlson has previously worked as an Elba police officer and a Brantley police officer.
In regards to Carlson’s charge and firing Sheriff Valenza said:
“I’m not going to tolerate this (behavior).”
He was released from the Coffee County Jail on a $1,000 bond Thursday morning.