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A DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department deputy is no longer with the force after he resigned on Friday. The resignation came in the wake of his arrest for driving while under the influence near Hattiesburg last week.

A news release from the Sheriff’s Department Monday morning announced that Blake Channell, age 28, had stepped down from the department.

Channel had been with the department since June 25, 2018.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol arrested Channell on Thursday along I-59 in Forrest County.

He was charged with DUI 1st and obstructing the roadway.

Bob Bakken is Staff Writer for the DeSoto Times-Tribune.

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