Marion County deputy fired after DUI arrest

Alan Jones (Photo provided by Marion County Sheriff's Department)

A Marion County Sheriff's deputy has been fired for allegedly drinking and driving.

The sheriff's department says Alan F. Jones was reportedly arrested by an IMPD officers Friday morning for driving with a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit. He was allegedly driving an unmarked sheriff's department vehicle at the time of his arrest.

"All of our Deputies are bound to obey the law like any other citizen. We have zero tolerance for lawbreakers of all types. Although Jones had been a good officer, there is no excuse for violating the law. I thank the IMPD Officers for getting Jones off the road without incident," Marion County Sheriff John Layton said in a statement.

Jones, a five-year veteran of the department, formerly served as a sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Section. Investigators found no prior disciplinary issues or actions in Jones' personnel file.