DUI Charge For Memphis Police Officer

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(Memphis) Two officers witnessed a black Hummer drive through a stop sign, nearly hitting their patrol vehicle. As they watched, the Hummer swerved in and out of lanes, nearly crashing into a telephone pole.

They pulled over the vehicle, which had expired tags, on the corner of Hacks Cross Road, north of Shelby Drive, and spoke with 38-year-old Kobena Cash, a Memphis police officer.

His speech was slow and slurred. The officers also noted a strong smell of alcohol coming from the Hummer, and saw an empty beer bottle in a cup holder.

A whiskey unit responded to the scene at the officers’ request, but Cash refused all field sobriety tests, as well as a BAC test.

Cash was taken to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to have blood drawn.

He was charged with driving under the influence, disregarding a stop sign, refusal to submit to a BAC test and violation of vehicle registration. Bond is set at $1,500.