South Carolina governor’s cabinet experiences high turnover

By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve

Robert St. Onge, who abruptly resigned last month as the state Department of Transportation secretary after he was arrested on a drunken driving charge, spent only 10 minutes talking with Gov. Nikki Haley before she selected him in 2011 to lead the $1 billion agency, documents obtained by The Nerve show.

St. Onge, who spent 34 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 2003 as a major general, said in a Sept. 13, 2013, deposition that although he dealt with military transportation issues as part of his duties as a staff officer and commander, he wasn’t considered a “subject matter expert” in transportation. The deposition, a transcript of which The Nerve reviewed last week, is part of an ongoing federal lawsuit by a DOT employee.

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