PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy has resigned after she was reportedly charged with driving under the influence.
According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, on July 17 around 4 a.m., the Tennessee Highway Patrol notified the sheriff’s office that Deputy Mia Godinez had been involved in a single-vehicle crash while driving her personal car.
Godinez suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Cookeville Regional Medical Center for treatment. She was charged with DUI once she was released from the hospital, according to investigators.
“Although I am thankful that Deputy Godinez’s injuries were non-life threatening, I am saddened by the behavior and outcome of Deputy Godinez. Deputy Godinez had been a good deputy and had contributed to this office during her time as a deputy,” Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris said in a statement.
The sheriff’s office said Godinez has since resigned. She had been a Putnam County deputy since Aug. 5, 2022.