Durham employee driving city vehicle cited for DWI
Posted January 15, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
Durham, N.C. — An employee for Durham has been cited for driving while impaired in a city vehicle that hit a utility pole late Wednesday.
Durham spokeswoman Amy Blalock confirmed the arrest Thursday, saying the city will take "appropriate action" pending the results of an internal review.
"After that process is complete, we'll be happy to provide you the information regarding any disciplinary action that may be taken," Blalock said in an email statement to WRAL News.
Calling the matter a personnel issue, she declined to provide any other information, including the employee's identity.
Kammie Michael, a spokeswoman for the Durham Police Department, however, said late Thursday after a police report was filed that Stephen Gavin, 53, was charged.
Investigators found that he lost control of a city water maintenance truck near Charles and Roxboro streets around 11 p.m. Wednesday.
He was not injured, but there was serious damage to the truck, Michael said.