Bellevue police suspends officer for DUI stop

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by CHRIS DANIELS / KING 5 News

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Posted on December 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 7:17 PM

ISSAQUAH, Wash. - An Issaquah city prosecutor filed charges Thursday, alleging a Bellevue police officer was driving under the influence of alcohol.

He's already been suspended from the force by Bellevue's police chief and the officer who pulled him over is the subject of an internal investigation.

Andrew Hanke was pulled over by a colleague back on November 20, after he was observed swerving on I-90 near Issaquah, according to a police report.

Hanke is the same officer, who was involved in a highly publicized incident at a Seattle Seahawks game, in which he was accused of aggressive and obscene behavior.  The incident prompted the chief to remove him from the Bellevue police bomb squad and suspend him for 30 days.

The officer who pulled over Hanke on the 20th in still on the job. The Chief announced she will conduct an internal investigation after his report detailed how he let a family member come pick up Hanke.


 

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