California: Two Coast Guardsmen busted for DUI by California Highway Patrol

Chief Petty Officer Michael Padgett was reporting for duty, when the California Highway Patrol stopped him one mile from the Coast Guard gate at Yerba Buena Island.

In his report, the officer said he smelled a strong odor of alcohol. “And I noticed his eyes were red and watery and his speech was slurred,” the officer said. “As Padgett walked, I noticed he had an unsteady gait.”

Authorities said Padgett had a blood alcohol level of 0.18 on a breath test, more than twice the legal limit.

Coast Guard rescue swimmer

North Carolina: former Greensboro chief Bellamy out of a job as police chief at NC Central after DWI arrest

DURHAM (08/24/2014) — North Carolina Central University confirmed Friday that Police Chief Timothy Bellamy is no longer on the school’s staff.

The news comes almost two weeks after Bellamy was charged with driving while impaired.

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North Carolina: Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputy Rickey Caldwell got a tree-in-one and a DWI

Sheriff Moose Butler emphasized the incident happened while Caldwell was off duty.

“We’re going to to treat him, give him the respect he deserves as an officer,” Sheriff ‘Moose’ Butler said.

Sheriff Earl R. Moose Butler Cumberland County NC

Massachusetts: Lowell Police Officer Eric Wayne charged with killing Brian Paula in DUI crash

Methuen police reported that Eric Wayne, 41, of Lowell was headed west on Riverside Drive in a 2013 Land Rover at about 12:30 a.m. when it appears he crossed the center line and crashed into a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer near the intersection of Strathmore Road.

Lowell Police Officer Eric Wayne killed Brian Paula cop charged with DUI

Tennessee: Highway Patrol charged former Grainger Sheriff Richard McElhaney with DUI after crash into cemetery

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers arrested Richard Jay McElhaney Saturday night and charged him with driving under the influence, evading arrest, reckless driving, among other charges, according to a Grainger County records.

The police pursuit started when a Blaine police officer tried to pull over McElhaney for speeding. When the officer turned on his sirens, McElhaney drove even faster, and the officer lost sight of the former sheriff’s black sports car.

Former Grainger County Tenn Sheriff Richard McElhaney charged with DUI as he campaigns for election as Mayor.

California: Bakersfield Police Officer Justin West charged with DUI after rear-ending motorist and slamming into parked cars

A Bakersfield Police officer accused of driving drunk and causing a crash is now being sued.

Police say Officer Justin West was drunk when he rear-ended another car and then veered off into several more parked cars Monday night.

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Tennessee: Police Officer Nathan Silvers reported to work DUI, packing heat; supervisor merely drove him home

When he arrived, Sergeant Terrence Bradley reportedly noticed the smelled of alcohol and that his eyes were bloodshot and watery. Bradley disarmed Silvers and relieved him from duty.

Officials said Silvers admitted to consuming six longneck bottles of beer between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday.

Bradley also consulted with Field Supervising Captain Kenny Dyer regarding the incident. They decommissioned Silvers and drove him to his Hendersonville home with the understanding that he was to report to police headquarters Monday morning.

Nashville Police Officer Nathan Silvers DUI at work.