North Carolina deputy to work at the jail after road-rage video

This screen capture of a YouTube video shows an interaction between a Charleston man driving on Interstate 526 and a man driving out-of-state sheriff's cruiser.

The North Carolina deputy who resigned following the YouTube posting of a road rage incident involving a Summerville man will return to work at the jail, according to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office.

Chad Walton, 32, of Summerville videotaped a clash with Onslow County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig S. Culpepper on I-526 last week. The deputy cut in front of Culpepper and hit his brakes.

Walton posted the video on YouTube, where it has been viewed more than 1 million times.

Walton told The Post and Courier he posted the video because the deputy should be held accountable for what he called erratic driving.

Culpepper resigned last Wednesday and issued a public apology for his behavior.

The sheriff told Culpepper he could continue to work as a deputy in the detention center, and Culpepper accepted that offer today, according to a statement released today.

Walton declined comment about Culpepper’s reassignment when reached by telephone today.


Reach Natalie Caula at 937-5594 or Twitter.com/ncaula.

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