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Marine commander at Cherry Point charged with DWI

Posted October 27, 2010

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— The commander of the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point has been charged with drunken driving following a Monday night traffic stop.

Newport police pulled Col. Douglas Denn over at 11 p.m. Monday, and a sobriety test showed he had a breath-alcohol level of 0.14, according to the Carteret County Clerk of Courts Office.

In North Carolina, drivers with a breath-alcohol level of 0.08 are considered impaired.

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  • chfdcpt Oct 27, 2010

    "oh and BTW isn't he innocent until proven guilty?"

    In Golo land? Are you serious? This is the land where "in my opinion" and "I am sure that.." and "if they were not there" rules. Who cares about the presumption of inocence?

  • BigUNCFan Oct 27, 2010

    "It's .08 everywhere in the U.S. since the imperial federal government decided to hold hostage the money for highways from states that didn't comply with their mandate.

    Some "free" country we have here."

    So you are saying that being a free country entitles you to free money with no strings attached. States are more than free to say no to the requirements to get the federal funds. No one is forcing them to accept these funds.

  • fireunclescam Oct 27, 2010

    "In North Carolina, drivers with a breath-alcohol level of 0.08 are considered impaired."

    It's .08 everywhere in the U.S. since the imperial federal government decided to hold hostage the money for highways from states that didn't comply with their mandate.

    Some "free" country we have here.

  • u stand corrected Oct 27, 2010

    Either way Marine or civilian, DWI is stilled spelled DWI!
    johnstonredneck

    Wow.

  • johnstonredneck Oct 27, 2010

    Wonder if he said "Semper Fi" as he was being charged?

    Even if he was retired he would still be a Marine.

    Ask any Marine and they will Tell you "Once a Marine, always a Marine"

    Either way Marine or civilian, DWI is stilled spelled DWI!

  • u stand corrected Oct 27, 2010

    PW My earlier response to her was:

    I worked in a big city emergency room for 3 years. Result: No sympathy for a DUI from me. Viewer Ever been in a combat zone treating the wounded with bullets whizzing over your head?
    loudest man is the weakest man

  • EZeegoing Oct 27, 2010

    No matter how great he "Was", he can forget general now. There is an old saying in the military "one Aw 'heck' wipes out a thousand atta boys". He may as well retire and write a book.

  • pw Oct 27, 2010

    I worked in a big city emergency room for 3 years. Result: No sympathy for a DUI from me.

    Uh Viewer ever worked on a battlefield with wounded soldiers? Your comment is absurd...

  • brownneck Oct 27, 2010

    Definitely, he'll be relieved of his command. He'll be re-assigned to the Marine Corps Headquarters in D.C.

    Semper Fi !

  • u stand corrected Oct 27, 2010

    Sir thank for your many years of service. Have a drink on me! Semper Fi

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