Former Lexington County probationary cadet charged for off-duty actions

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Columbia Police officers arrested a former Lexington County probationary cadet Wednesday in connection with an off-duty traffic collision that happened Jan. 15.

Robert Garofalo, 43, is charged with felony DUI, according to arrest warrants.

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon terminated Garofalo Jan. 25.

“There is a trust that comes with working in the law enforcement profession,” Koon said. “Garofalo broke that trust and we cannot tolerate that.”

Garofalo, a resident of Lexington, was booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.