RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – An off-duty Raleigh police officer was charged Tuesday night with driving while impaired following a crash on N.C. Highway 96, Highway Patrol confirmed Wednesday.
Taylor Donald Hurst, 29, was charged with DWI after being involved in a rear-end collision on N.C. Highway 96 near Jack Jones Road around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Highway Patrol arrested Hurst on suspicion of DWI along with other violations.
Troopers said Hurst’s blood alcohol registered at .17, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08 in North Carolina.
Hurst was released on bond.
Hurst was employed by the Raleigh Police Department in Nov. 2006 and is a senior officers assigned to the Field Operations Division.