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UNION SPRINGS, AL (WSFA) -

The former Union Springs Police Officer accused of stealing money from a Hispanic driver during a traffic stop has pleaded guilty to theft and an ethics violation.

Nathan Williams, a 7 year veteran of the Union Springs Police Department, pleaded guilty today to third degree theft, a misdemeanor, and an ethics violation which is considered a felony. 

Williams pilled over a Hispanic driver on Morningview Court off of Hwy. 223 near downtown after suspecting the man was driving drunk.

At some point during the traffic stop, Williams took the man's billfold which the victim said had hundreds of dollars in it.

Williams will not serve any jail time related to this incident. However, he will be placed on supervised probation for five years. He submitted his resignation to the USPD shortly before turning himself in to the Bullock County Sheriff's Department back in May.

Union Springs Police Chief Clarence Wheeler says the traffic stop Williams made was a legitimate traffic stop - that driver faces a DUI charge. 

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