Tyler West

Tyler West in Spartanburg County Detention Center. 

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) -- A South Carolina Highway Patrolman has been arrested while off duty, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. 

SCDPS officials say on December 15, they were notified of Trooper Tyler West's arrest for driving under the influence. According to officials, he was placed on suspension without pay, while the department's Office of Professional Responsibility investigates the incident. 

West was reportedly driving his own personal vehicle, SCDPS officials say. 

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, West was cited along Highway 221, where he was issued the ticket for driving under the influence. 

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California707

Suspension withOUT pay? Good Lord, what is this Country coming to? In California, we would write our tax checks to the "Franchise Tax Board" every year to make sure criminals like this (who were state workers) get paid for 6 months or a year on paid "administrative leave" until they get their crimes dismissed.... In fact, the convicted felon, former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, is still receiving a $100,000 a year TAX PAYER FUNDED pension just a few years after being released from Federal Prison in Engelmann, Colorado... Something is not right here....

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