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Retired Cary police captain charged with DWI on New Year's Day

Posted January 2, 2021 11:15 a.m. EST
Updated January 4, 2021 7:53 a.m. EST

Retired Cary police captain Jerry Lynn McCormick was arrested for driving while impaired on New Year's by Cary police.

— Retired Cary police captain Jerry Lynn McCormick was charged with driving while impaired on New Year's Day by Cary police.

McCormick, 56, was involved in crash with another car at the intersection of Tryon Road and Kildaire Farm Road, police said. No injuries were reported in the crash.

He was a police officer in North Carolina for more than 30 years and retired as a captain from the Cary Police Department in 2019, according to his online resume.

When reached by phone on Saturday morning, McCormick apologized for his actions.

"I'm sorry it occurred," he said. "It was poor judgment on my part."

The incident had nothing to do with the town of Cary, he said, and emphasized he has been retired for more than a year.

According to McCormick's business website, he now works as a consultant and public speaker.

His website says, "as a retired police captain and chief safety officer, I work with companies, associations, nonprofits and universities training and empowering employees, students, customers and staff how to stay safe in unexpected or emergency situations."

One of his training courses offered is how to stay safe on the road by "avoiding common distractions while driving."

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