Monday, February 11, 2008

Drunk Driving Cop Suspended With Pay

California DUI lawyer news

A Red Springs police officer charged with DUI / drunk driving has been place on administrative leave with pay, according to DUI / drunk driving authorities.

Officer Raul Maisonet, 55, was arrested for DUI / drunk driving Wednesday night in Spring Lake. Red Springs Police Chief Troy McDuffie said he will conduct an internal investigation of the incident. Any further action will be determined after the case makes it way through DUI / drunk driving court, he said.

Maisonet, a patrolman, has worked with the department for two months, McDuffie said.

According to Spring Lake police, Maisonet was driving westbound on Green Street when he lost control of the car, swerved off the road and struck a tree. The vehicle he was driving was not a Red Springs vehicle, DUI / drunk driving authorities said.