A Seattle police officer was arrested earlier this month for suspicion of drinking and driving, a repeat offence for the sergeant, according to news reports.
The Seattle police sergeant was reportedly arrested April 3 while driving north on Interstate 405 near Newcastle. He was pulled over around 5:05 a.m. in his personal vehicle, which police say was “drifting back and forth between the far right lane and the freeway’s shoulder,” according to news reports.
“The trooper smelled intoxicants after approaching (the) 16-year veteran of the department who served as a department public-information officer several years ago.”
According to news reports, the sergeant had a blood alcohol level of .069 and .075 percent, which is below the legal 0.08. The test, however, wasn’t preformed until more than an hour and a half after the arrest.
In 2005, the sergeant was arrested in Bremerton on investigation of DUI, in which he was charged with first-degree negligent driving and removed from his position as a police department spokesman, according to news reports.
The incident is being investigated, according to news reports.
As a Seattle car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear reports of police officers drinking and driving. I’m glad to hear that there were no injuries reported in this incident.
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