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Wilson police Sgt. C.J. Sanders has been charged with driving while impaired and speeding in Johnston County.
Trooper C. Best of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol stopped Sanders for speeding Sunday at 12:30 a.m. on Cornwallis Road by the U.S. 70 bypass in Johnston County, according to Capt. E.G. Smith with the Wilson Police Department.
Sanders was not on duty and was driving her personal vehicle, Smith said. After an investigation, Best arrested Sanders for DWI and speeding 61 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Best transported Sanders to the intoxilyzer room in Smithfield, Smith said, and Sanders provided a breath sample for the test.
“The sample resulted in a 0.08 alcohol concentration,” Smith said.
Sanders appeared before a Johnston County magistrate who found probable cause for the charges of driving while impaired and speeding 61 mph in a 45 mph zone, Smith said, adding the magistrate released Sanders on a written promise to appear and a custody release to a family member.
Smith said Sanders has been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation.