Caldwell Police Sergeant Resigns Following DUI Charges
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A Caldwell police sergeant arrested twice for drunken driving within three days has resigned from the city. Caldwell Police Chief Frank Wyant on Monday told the Idaho Press-Tribune that Sgt. Adam Matthews no longer works for the police department.
According to court records, a Canyon County Sheriff's deputy on June 15 spotted a 2016 Ford Fusion cross over a double yellow line, which then swerved onto the road's shoulder. The deputy pulled the driver over, allegedly identified as Matthews, and reported smelling alcohol. Officials say Matthews failed a field sobriety test after denying drinking.
A breathalyzer test showed Matthews with a blood-alcohol content of 0.19, over twice Idaho's legal limit of 0.08. Court records also show Matthews arrested for drunken driving again on Saturday. Both DUI charges are misdemeanors.