Two Durham officers arrested, charged with DWI
Two Durham officers were arrested this week, according to the Durham Police Department.
Police on Saturday confirmed that Investigator Kelly Stewart, who has been with the Durham Police Department since 2007, was arrested on Thursday and charged with DWI. Stewart was off-duty when the arrest occurred.
A second officer, Corporal Paul Clark, was arrested for DWI on Friday in Orange County, officials confirmed. Clark was also off duty at the time of the arrest. He has been with the department since 2008.
Both officers have been placed on administrative duty while the department investigates the incident.
“In my 2 ½ years with the Durham Police Department, we haven’t had any incidents where employees were involved in similar situations. This week has been an anomaly. These incidents will be thoroughly investigated by our Professional Standards Division and handled with the appropriate action,” said DPD Chief C.J. Davis.
“This is concerning to me and we will assure that our employees are aware of department policies and also aware of available employee services. The Durham Police Department is committed to keeping our streets safe from all dangers and I do not condone impaired driving on any level, no matter who is behind the wheel,” the chief added.