A spokesman for the state Highway Patrol says a trooper has resigned after he was charged earlier this month with DWI and resisting arrest.
Lieutenant Everett Clendenin said Wednesday that 38-year-old
Steven Bradley of Apex resigned Monday in lieu of being dismissed.
His attorney, Russell Dement of Raleigh, said Bradley was
embarrassed and sad that he brought disrespect upon the patrol.
Police charged Bradley after they said he ran a stop sign and
drove his personal car into a pond in Raleigh. His 7-year-old and
18-year-old children were in the car with him.
Police said they subdued Bradley with a Taser gun because he
scuffled with them. Court records show that a Breathalyzer test
indicated Bradley's blood alcohol content was 0.14, nearly twice
the legal limit of 0.08.
Bradley joined the patrol in August 1991. He had been assigned
to the Joint Terrorism Task Force, a group of state and federal law