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Wilson Officer Charged With DWI

Posted June 6, 2007 11:24 a.m. EDT
Updated June 6, 2007 6:44 p.m. EDT

— A Wilson police officer was arrested early Wednesday and charged with drunken driving, police said.

A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper stopped Officer David Seagroves at about 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of West Nash Street and Lake Wilson Road. Seagroves was clocked at 58 mph in a 35 mph zone, police said.

Seagroves was off-duty and was driving his personal vehicle, police said.

The trooper charged Seagroves with speeding and took him into custody for suspicion of drunken driving, police said. Seagroves provided two breath samples at the Wilson County Detention Center about an hour after the arrest and registered an alcohol content of 0.09. The legal threshold for driving while impaired in , slightly above the legal limit for intoxication in North Carolina is 0.08.

Seagroves was charged with driving while impaired and was released into the custody of a friend, police said.

He has been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation, police said.