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Raleigh police officer charged with DWI

Posted December 28, 2011 4:27 p.m. EST
Updated December 29, 2011 10:36 a.m. EST

— A Raleigh police officer was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while impaired.

According to the arrest report, Sgt. Greg Palczak, 43, a 14-year veteran of the Raleigh Police Department, was pulled over on Lead Mine Road. He smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, the arresting officers wrote.

Palczak's breath alcohol concentration registered as 0.14, the report states. Under state law, a driver is considered impaired with a 0.08 breath-alcohol level.

Palczak is scheduled for a first court appearance on the DWI charge Jan. 19.