Man arrested, fired after DUI

Published 6:47 pm Monday, November 27, 2017

A city of LaGrange residential sanitation employee was arrested for allegedly drinking on the job Wednesday.

Eric Meyer, 43, was also terminated from his position as the senior public service associate for the department on Monday, according to city manager Meg Kelsey.

“He’s only worked for the city for a couple of weeks,” Kelsey said.

According to a LaGrange Police Department report, on Wednesday an officer was approached by a city supervisor at the city fuel pump on Hill Street and requested that he  give Meyer an alcohol test.

The supervisor told the officer he had seen Meyer drive a city vehicle while drinking what appeared to be a Bud Light.

Meyer, a LaGrange resident, consented and tested positive for alcohol, according to the police report.

Meyer was hired by the city on Nov. 10, Kelsey said.

Kelsey said the city does not allow employees to drink on the job.

“That certainly is a violation of our substance abuse policy to be drinking on the job,” Kelsey said.

Meyer is charged with DUI-less safe alcohol. He bonded out of the Troup County Jail.