Max Etienne, Albany Police Department, New York

Max Etienne
Albany Police Department
New York

WNYT:  Albany police officer under arrest for DWI (Feb 17 2013)

An Albany police officer is facing DWI charges after police say he crashed into a row of parked cars in the area of South Main and Bancker Street Sunday morning.  Officials say Max Etienne, a 10 year veteran of the department, was found near the accident scene driving a dark colored SUV with damage to the front end. Etienne was arrested for DWI, and cited for Unsafe Lane Movement and Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test.

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WRGB:  Albany Police Officer arrested for DWI (Feb 17 2013)

At about 5:03am Sunday morning Police responded to a car accident near South Main Ave & Bancker St. The caller stated that a dark colored SUV had crashed into a row of parked cars on South Main Ave and possibly fled the scene.   Officers located a dark colored SUV with front end damage near the accident scene. The driver, Max Etienne, an Albany Police officer, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and cited for Unsafe Lane Movement and Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test. Additionally, he refused to submit to a chemical test.

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Patrolman Gary Poage, Salem Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman Gary Poage
Salem Police Department
Ohio


Salem News:  Salem cop charged with drunk driving (Feb 12 2013)

City Police Chief J.T. Panezott said he’ll release today what action the administration plans to take in response to the weekend arrest of Patrolman Gary Poage in Canfield for alleged drunken driving.  Poage, 47, of Salem, was charged with OVI and marked lanes after a traffic stop at 2:32 a.m. Sunday on South Broad Street, just south of Fairground Boulevard, blowing a .260 during a portable breath test. The legal limit in Ohio is .08.

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Trib Today:  Salem cop pleads not guilty to OVI (Feb 15 2013)

[Gary] Poage’s vehicle was stopped at 2:32 a.m. Sunday on South Broad Street by Canfield Police after allegedly traveling left of center and weaving. He was found to be more than three times over the legal limit for alcohol after blowing a 0.260 during a portable breath test. The legal limit in Ohio is 0.08.  At the police station, he agreed to a chemical test which resulted in a reading of 0.244.

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WKBN:  Salem Police Officer Resigns from Force  (Feb 16 2013)

Gary Poage, 47, submitted a letter of resignation to Salem Police Chief J.T. Panezott on Friday.   Poage appeared in Mahoning County Court in Canfield on Wednesday to answer to OVI charges after being arrested Sunday by Canfield police after a traffic stop. Poage was found to be more than three times over the legal limit for alcohol during a portable breath test. He entered a plea of not guilty during the arraignment.

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Officer Matthew Thompson, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, North Carolina

Officer Matthew Thompson
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
North Carolina

WSOC TV:  CMPD officer arrested on suspicion of DWI on New Year’s Eve (Jan 2 2013)

Officer Matthew Thompson’s been with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department almost 23 years  …  The North Carolina Highway Patrol arrested him on New Year’s Eve. A state trooper pulled him over in Union County, on North Rocky River Road near Goldmine Road.   According to court documents, the trooper said Thompson was having trouble staying in his lane and, then, the trooper says, after the stop, Thompson wasn’t steady on his feet, had red glassy eyes and smelled like alcohol  …  Apparently, Thompson agreed to a breath test and blew .19 twice, four minutes apart. The trooper arrested him and charged him with DWI, operating a vehicle without insurance, and driving left of center. Plus, his license is revoked for 30 days.

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Enquirer-Journal:  Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer charged with DUI (Jan 3 2013)

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer had a .19 blood alcohol level when pulled over by a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper on New Year’s Eve.  A trooper stopped a 1991 Ford Explorer driven by Matthew Thompson, 44, on South Rocky River Road near Goldmine Road a little after 6 p.m., First Sgt. M.R. Leach of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said.  Thompson was charged with driving while impaired as well as with operating a vehicle without insurance, driving left of center and with having a cancelled or revoked registration plate on the vehicle, he said.  According to court documents, the trooper who stopped Thompson stated that Thompson was unsteady on his feet, had glassy eyes and a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath.

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Trooper Randy J. Weaver, New York State Police, Indian Lake, New York

Trooper Randy J. Weaver
New York State Police
Indian Lake, New York

New York State Police:  Off-duty Trooper arrested following snowmobile accident [Press Release] (Jan 2 2013)

Indian Lake, NY - January 1, 2013

On January 1, 2013 at 10:00 p.m., a Trooper from SP Indian Lake was dispatched to the report of a possible PIAA snowmobile accident on ST-30 in the town of Indian Lake. Investigation at the scene revealed that a snowmobile owned and operated by Randy J. Weaver, age 31, an off-duty Trooper at SP Indian Lake, had become stuck in a snow-filled ditch by the roadside. Upon interview, it was determined that Weaver appeared intoxicated. He was administered Standardized Field Sobriety tests and subsequently arrested for Operating a Snowmobile Under the Influence of Alcohol, a violation of Section 25.24 of the NY Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Laws. He is scheduled to appear at the Indian Lake Town Court on January 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. He was suspended without pay pending the investigation of his conduct.

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Johnny Holmes, Police Chief, Robbins Police Department, Illinois

Johnny Holmes
Police Chief
Robbins Police Department
Illinois

Chicago CBS Local:  Robbins Police Chief Facing New Drunk Driving Charges (Dec 27 2012)

The 66-year old police chief of south suburban Robbins failed a field sobriety test and a Breathalyzer last weekend when he was arrested for drunk driving, according to police in Midlothian  …  Midlothian Police Lt. Harold Kaufman says Robbins Police Chief Johnny Holmes blew a .19 Breathalyzer when he was arrested last weekend. In Illinois, you’re considered drunk at a blood-alcohol level of .08.  Kaufman says a woman had called 911 to report Holmes’ GMC Yukon SUV moving erratically on 147th Street. Kaufman says the woman says she swerved to avoid being hit by the SUV.

Midlothian police say Holmes was arrested and given seven tickets for driving under the influence of over .08, driving under the influence, disobeying a police officer, failure to stop, no proof of insurance, illegal transportation of alcohol (having open container of alcohol in his vehicle), and improper lane usage.

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Rockford Register Star:  Robbins’ police chief arrested again for DUI (Dec 28 2012)

The police chief of the Chicago suburb of Robbins has been arrested for drunken driving — for the second time in three years.  Authorities in the nearby suburb of Midlothian say Robbins Police Chief Johnny Holmes was pulled over at 10:30 p.m. Saturday after another driver called to report someone driving erratically.  The police report says Holmes made an improper turn and failed at first to stop when officers turned on their emergency lights and siren.

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CBS Local Chicago:  Robbins Police Chief On DUI Charges: ‘I Made A Mistake’ (Dec 28 2012)

The police chief of Robbins is apologizing for his arrest on drunken-driving charges –- his second — and concedes his job may be in danger  … Holmes, 66, says he was drinking Saturday night. He told police he had been drinking at the Posen Pub before he was stopped in neighboring Midlothian.  Police attempted to stop Holmes near Pulaski and Claire, about a half-mile from his home, but the chief didn’t’ stop until he got to the border of Midlothian and Robbins, about a half block from his home.

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WREX:  Police chief arrested for DUI; 2nd time in 3 years (Dec 27 2012)

The police chief of the Chicago suburb of Robbins has been arrested for drunken driving – for the second time in three years.  Authorities in the nearby suburb of Midlothian (mid-LOHTH’-ee-uhn) say Robbins Police Chief Johnny Holmes was pulled over Saturday around 10:30 p.m. after another driver called to report someone driving erratically.  The police report says Holmes made an improper turn and failed at first to stop when officers turned on their emergency lights and siren.  The report says Holmes had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit.

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Ryan Donald Walski, Winona Police Department, Minnesota

Ryan Donald Walski
Winona Police Department
Minnesota

Winona Daily News:  Ryan Walski, a 12-year veteran, is on paid leave  (Dec 11 2012)

Walski was not on duty when he was contacted about some official forms he needed to sign, and agreed to go to city hall to sign them, Winona County Sheriff Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude said. Deputy police chief Tom Williams wanted to talk with Walski concerning one of the forms, so he drove to city hall, parked and waited for Walski to arrive, according to Ganrude. Williams saw Walski drive up, exit his vehicle and go into the building, and when he came out he walked up to Williams’ vehicle, Ganrude said.  When Williams suspected Walski had been drinking, he drove him to the hospital for a blood test and then contacted the sheriff’s department, Ganrude said. At that point a deputy was dispatched to take charge of the case.

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Winona Post:  Winona police officer facing DWI charge (Dec 12 2012)

A veteran Winona police officer is facing a third degree driving while intoxicated charge and has been referred to the city attorney of Rochester for prosecution  …  Walski’s blood alcohol content registered a .22 percent.

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CBS Local Minnesota:  Winona Cop Charged With DWI  (Dec 24 2012)

A Winona Police officer was charged Thursday with two counts of 3rd degree driving while intoxicated (DWI)  …  When asked if he was intoxicated, Walski admitted to Williams that he would fail a preliminary breath test (PBT). Williams then drove Walski to Winona Community Memorial Hospital, where he submitted to a PBT, resulting in a blood alcohol concentration of .26. The legal limit in Minnesota is .08.  A blood test sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) revealed a concentration of .22.

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Harold Julius Caldwell, Columbia Police Department, South Carolina

Harold Julius Caldwell
Columbia Police Department
South Carolina

The State:  Columbia Police Department officer suspended after DUI arrest (Dec 21 2012)

A Columbia Police officer has been arrested on a drunken driving charge after he wrecked his patrol car while on duty Friday morning.  Harold Julius Caldwell, 55, was suspended without pay Friday and is expected to be fired next week, according to a press release from the police department.  Caldwell was responding to a call about a family fight at 9 a.m.  … As he was turning into the Hampton Hill condominiums, he struck a sign and then a wooden and brick fence with his patrol car.

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Northeast Columbia Patch:  UPDATED: Columbia Police Officer Charged with DUI  (Dec 21 2012)

Harold Julius Caldwell, 55, has been charged with DUI, after he hit a sign and a fence while responding to an emergency call at Hampton Hill condominiums on Fort Jackson Boulevard Friday morning.  No one was injured during the incident, police said, but Caldwell was taken to a local hospital where drug and alcohol tests were administered as per Columbia’s protocol, according to a release.   Tests from an independent team determined Caldwell was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the car wreck, the release said.

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Patrick A. Kelly, Pennsylvania State Police, Loganville Barracks, Pennsylvania

Patrick A. Kelly
Pennsylvania State Police
Loganville Barracks
Pennsylvania

York Daily Record:  York County state trooper accused of assaulting, threatening girlfriend (Dec 18 2012)

Documents state Patrick A. Kelly, 44, threatened to kill his girlfriend and kicked her in the side while she was on the ground, as the two were returning from a night in Harrisburg where the two had been drinking.  Kelly, of the 3900 block of Sheppard Drive, Dover Township, faces charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment. He also is charged with DUI and DUI — highest rate of alcohol, which indicates a blood alcohol level of .16 percent or higher.

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York Dispatch:  Trooper suspended after being arrested on charges of DUI, domestic assault (Dec 18 2012)

The allegations: Charging documents state Northern York County Regional Police were called to the 100 block of South Man Street just before 2 a.m. Nov. 4.  Kelly and his girlfriend, Lisa Stroule, had been drinking in Harrisburg and were on their way home when they began arguing and she punched him, according to charging documents.  Stroule told officers Kelly “beat her head” several times and threatened to kill her, then stopped and told her to get out of his Porsche, documents state.  She said she got out and was lying on the ground when Kelly kicked her in her side, police allege.

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Fox 43:  Pa. State Trooper accused of assaulting girlfriend, suspended without pay (Dec 18 2012)

A veteran Pennsylvania State Police Trooper is facing criminal charges and has been suspended without pay after a domestic incident was sparked over Facebook in Dover Borough on November 4th.  Patrick A. Kelly,  44, of Dover Township, was arraigned by Magisterial District Justice David Eshbach on one count each of simple assault, terroristic threats and DUI.

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Paul Perry, Gallatin Police Department, Tennessee

Paul Perry
Gallatin Police Department
Tennessee

Tennessean:  Former GPD officer pleads guilty to DUI: Perry remains employed as public safety dispatcher (Dec 18 2012)

A former Gallatin Police Department officer who still works for the city pleaded guilty to drunken driving Dec. 11 and was sentenced to serve two days in jail.  Paul Perry, 46, was employed as a police officer but was off-duty when he was arrested in Gallatin June 6 by a Sumner County Sheriff’s Office deputy. He was suspended without pay pending the outcome of his case, but city records show he was allowed to voluntarily resign his position as an officer to work as a public safety dispatcher July 18.

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Gregory Bennett, New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Sgt. Gregory Bennett
Communications Section, Division Headquarters
New Jersey State Police
Albany, New Jersey

Times-Union:  DWI for cop after crash (Dec 17 2012)

Gregory Bennett, 39, was driving his personal vehicle at 6:38 p.m. when he veered off the highway while westbound on the Exit 3 offramp, troopers said.  At the time of the crash, Bennett had a blood alcohol content of 0.14 percent, nearly twice the 0.08 percent legal limit, troopers said. Bennett was treated for minor facial cuts at Albany Medical Center Hospital.

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