Durham Police Officer Charged With DWI After On-Duty Crash

Authorities in Durham say a police officer is charged with driving under the influence after an on-duty crash.

Investigators said Kevin A. Stewart's patrol car ran into the back of another vehicle as it slowed for a traffic light around 9 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities say drug and alcohol tests were done after the crash according to city policy and Stewart was charged with DWI a short time later.

A statement from police didn't say whether tests indicated if Stewart was impaired on drugs or alcohol, and a spokeswoman didn't immediately return a request for more information.

Stewart was placed on administrative leave. He joined the force in January 2009.

A telephone listing for Stewart couldn't be found and it wasn't clear if he had an attorney.


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  • by Bob Location: E-City on Dec 3, 2010 at 04:45 PM
    Oh Great! Now we can't drink and drive. What next?
  • by Sneezy Location: Greenville on Dec 3, 2010 at 01:39 PM
    Where is ananymous LEO? I'll bet you can defent this too!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 at 11:31 AM
    Wutsup w/all the drankin popo?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 at 11:13 AM
    to "sadsadsad": It looks like WITN censored my post. Nobody will know what you were commenting on...
  • by sadsadsad..... on Dec 3, 2010 at 10:53 AM
    JusticeForAll @ 12:18am you are Right.....
  • by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 at 10:37 AM
    Come on down to Jacksonville/ Onslow County. You'll fit right in.
  • by I Fought the Law on Dec 3, 2010 at 09:59 AM
    Maybe they need to install DWI interlock devices on all police vehicles.....seems to be getting pretty common news.
  • by Drugs on Dec 3, 2010 at 08:06 AM
    Bet is was drugs
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 3, 2010 at 07:25 AM
    Don't do do do as I do.but do do do as I say do.ta ta ta tankyou.
  • by to John Location: Greenville on Dec 3, 2010 at 07:03 AM
    He was still drunk from the night before. If you stop drinking at 2:00 in the morning when the bar closes you can still be over the legal limit at 9:00am.
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