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Deputy is suspended after DWI charge; Reportedly drove car into a house

An Erie County Sheriff's deputy has been suspended with pay after he was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right, officials confirmed Friday.

Daniel Harris, 25, of Akron, was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. by Deputies Brandon Stott and Lee Richard after he allegedly drove his car into a house at Mechanic and Buell streets in the village.

Harris failed to negotiate a corner and struck and damaged the house, the deputies reported.

He registered a 0.15 percent blood-alcohol level, they said.

Harris was examined for injuries at the scene by the Akron Fire Department but declined to be taken to a hospital. The deputies said no one in the house was injured in the crash.

Harris has been suspended pending the outcome of an administrative investigation, spokeswoman Mary Murray said. He joined the force as a "lateral transfer" from the Akron Police Department in June 2011.

He is scheduled to appear in Akron Village Court on Feb. 22.

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