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Former trooper charged with DWI

Posted January 27, 2009 11:46 a.m. EST
Updated January 27, 2009 5:00 p.m. EST

— A former N.C. Highway Patrol trooper is facing a DWI charge in Johnston County, a Patrol spokesman confirmed Monday.

A trooper stopped Anthony Carlton, who served as a trooper from January 1986 through Jan. 5, 2009, was stopped for suspicion of impaired driving Friday afternoon in the area of N.C. highways 210 and 50 in Johnston County, Highway Patrol Capt. Everett Clendenin said.

He was arrested after a test showed his blood alcohol concentration to be 0.34, Clendenin said. The state level above which a driver is considered impaired is 0.08.