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Raleigh police officer charged with DWI

Posted September 8, 2008 7:02 a.m. EDT
Updated September 8, 2008 2:41 p.m. EDT

— Authorities arrested a Raleigh police officer early Monday and charged him with DWI.

A state trooper arrested Christopher Harmon around 2 a.m. on Glenwood Avenue near Interstate 540, where he was stopped for traveling 66 in a 45 mph zone.

A state highway patrol spokesman said the arresting trooper smelled alcohol on Harmon's breath, and a test showed he had .11 blood alcohol concentration. In North Carolina, anything above .08 is illegal.

Harmon was charged with DWI, speeding and operating a motocycle without the proper endorsement. A court hearing on the charges was set for Oct. 13.