North Carolina police sergeant accused of drunken driving

A Wilson Police officer was placed on administrative duty after she was arrested for driving while impaired. (Photo: Wilson Police via WTVD)

WILSON, NC (AP) — A police sergeant in North Carolina is accused of drunken driving and speeding.

Capt. E.G. Smith with Wilson police tells news outlets a trooper stopped Sgt. C.J. Sanders early Sunday, clocking her driving at 61 mph in a 45 mph zone. The trooper took her to an intoxilyzer room, where she provided a breath sample that registered at a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 percent.

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Smith says Sanders wasn’t on duty at the time of her arrest, and was driving a personal vehicle.

She appeared before a Johnson County magistrate, who found probable cause for charges of driving while impaired and speeding. She was released on a written promise to appear.

Sanders has been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation.

Reports didn’t include comment from her.