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Police officer resigns after arrest on suspicion of DUI

July 19, 2019

SEATTLE (AP) — A police officer in Washington state has resigned after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

KOMO-TV reported Friday that a Lewis County deputy pulled over a speeding car near Morton on July 3.

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dusty Breen says the deputy recognized the driver as a Morton police officer and a former Lewis County deputy.

The deputy reported the driver appeared to be impaired. He called in Washington State Patrol troopers to avoid a potential conflict of interest.

Breen says Christopher Fulton was arrested and cited.

Morton Police Chief Roger Morningstar says Fulton was placed on administrative leave and then he resigned.

Fulton resigned as a Lewis County deputy after he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in 2014.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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