Northeast Patrol Division police officer charged with DWI after striking a fence

A Northeast Patrol Division police officer was charged with driving while intoxicated and placed on administrative leave after he crashed into a Rowlett woman’s fence, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Officer Sean Brown has served with the Dallas Police Department since 2008. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, a woman called the police after a black Chevrolet Tahoe crashed into her fence Wednesday, March 6. When officers arrived, the woman said Brown exited the Tahoe and fled the area.

Later, Brown returned to drive the SUV out of the lawn, but he seemed to be stuck, according to the Morning News. He told officers that he swerved because of an “unknown object,” had two-and-a-half beers and had come from a Stars game. He said he was headed to 7-Eleven.

Officers noticed Brown had bloodshot eyes, his breath smelled like alcohol and and he was stumbling. After failing field sobriety tests, he was arrested and taken to Rowlett jail, where he later posted bond.

The Dallas Police Department is conducting an internal affairs investigation.

By |2019-03-12T11:12:47-05:00March 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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