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Sheriff deputy likely to be charged

"A Kitsap County deputy sheriff has been placed on administrative leave and an investigation into his conduct has been referred to the Pierce County prosecuting attorney, according to a Sheriff's Department employee.The accused deputy, Gary Farvour, was lauded as the law enforcement officer who made the most drunk-driving traffic stops in Kitsap County last year. Farvour, who worked out of the Sheriff's Department's Silverdale precinct, hasn't been on active duty this month.He could not be reached for comment.Although he declined to comment on the case, Kitsap County Prosecutor Russ Hauge said reports concerning allegations against Farvour have been sent to the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office to determine whether charges should be filed.Kitsap Undersheriff Dennis Bonneville said a Seattle Police Department sergeant was called in to investigate a complaint filed against Farvour concerning at least one female motorist he encountered while on duty.Our investigation was pretty much completed and then the prosecutor referred the case to Pierce County to avoid any appearance of bias. We called there (Tuesday) to see if there had been any determination. We want to be fair to Gary, Bonneville explained.A Pierce County deputy prosecutor, who asked that his name not be used, thought charges against Farvour would be filed within a week."

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