CMPD Officer Charged with DWI in Union County
UNION COUNTY, N.C. -- Police in Union County have arrested a CMPD officer for driving while intoxicated on New Year's Eve.
Officer Matthew Thompson, who has been an officer with CMPD in the Freedom Division for almost 23 years, was arrested Monday around 6:19 p.m. He was stopped on Rocky River Road in Union County.
According to Highway Patrol, Thompson's blood alcohol content was .19, more than twice the legal limit.
CMPD has placed Thompson on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.