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.
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.