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Former Lexington County probationary cadet arrested by Columbia Police for DUI

Lexington, SC 01/27/2023 - Columbia Police officers arrested a former Lexington County probationary cadet Wednesday in connection with an off-duty traffic collision that happened Jan. 15.

Robert Garofalo, 43, is charged with felony DUI, according to arrest warrants.

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon terminated Garofalo Jan. 25.

“There is a trust that comes with working in the law enforcement profession,” Koon said. “Garofalo broke that trust and we cannot tolerate that.”

Garofalo, a resident of Lexington, was booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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