WPD suspends officer after on-duty crash

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Submitted: Mon, 05/20/2013 - 8:49pm
Updated: Mon, 05/20/2013 - 8:53pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington Police officer is on administrative leave after investigators say she was involved in a traffic crash on duty. The same officer was involved in a second crash over the weekend.

WPD says On Thursday evening Ofc. Adrienne Dillon was driving an unmarked vehicle in the 8000 block of Market Street when her car left the road and hit a bench in front of a building, pushing it into the building and breaking a plate glass window. After the crash investigators say Dillon drove about a half mile from the crash scene and pulled over into the parking lot of a drugstore.

WPD says it put Dillon on administrative leave immediately pending the outcome of an investigation conducted by the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The Wilmington Police Department is doing its own review to determine whether there were any internal policy violations or any reason for further action to be taken.

Saturday evening, WPD says Dillon was involved in an off-duty single-car crash while driving her personal vehicle in New Hanover County. The North Carolina Highway Patrol also investigated that crash.

Troopers have charged Dillon with failure to maintain control within a single lane and leaving the scene of an accident for Thursday’s crash and failure to maintain control within a single lane for Saturday’s accident.

Dillon, 34, has been employed by the Wilmington Police Department since 2003. She has been assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division since 2009.


  • Guest123123 says:

    We all wish her well. The real question is she able to perform the duties of her job.

  • notasheeple says:

    hmm I know alot of officers use their mdc/ mdts while operating a vehicle and they are allowed to text and drive. maybe they need to amend that law or get them a message readout app

  • Guest Reply says:

    Just another day in Wilmington…but wait…what’s Brian Berger up to?

  • PublicAvenger says:

    Det. Dillon works hard, and always overcomes any problem. She is a good mother, and loves being a cop. And it shows. Every officer goes through setbacks. She’s a 10 years veteran. She is always there, when another officer needs a hand. She has been there a time or two, for me, when I was having problems. Anyone who puts thousands of miles in, each month, is bound to have an accident, sooner or later.

  • beach says:

    Texting and driving? This would be the only reason other than drinking and driving that I could assume would cause her to randomly drive off the road twice. Curious.

  • Guesty9999 says:

    but my first thought after reading – texting while driving. Regardless of cause, I am glad nobody was hurt.

  • Guest123123 says:

    Sounds like a substance abuse problem. Another LEO in the area bites the dust.Usually anyone promoted to CID has a little more common sense than the average grunt.

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  • Guestyyyyyy says:

    Wonder what drugs would show up in that tox screen!!!

  • Guest2020 says:

    Local LEO’s must all be drinking from the same fountain.

  • guesty says:

    Either she may be having medical or substance issues. Just a guess.

  • nature boy says:

    Where did she get her license from… a cereal box?? &how are they going to assign her to investigate crimes, when she cant even keep her car on the street w/o causing mayham.

  • Guestofaguest says:

    Maybe she was sending pictures to her ex husband from some of the parties they used to have. WOW…. If any of THOSE ever got out people would quit talking about Berger for at least a week.

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