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Drug education cop in Ky. arrested for DUI

Officer John Newcomb, a Kentucky police officer who teaches students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, was arrested after he crashed a truck that was pulling a a Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., trailer behind it.

July 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Kentucky police officer who teaches students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol is facing drunk driving charges.

Officer John Newcomb was arrested after crashing a truck that was pulling a Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., trailer behind it.

Police said his blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.

Newcomb is a school resource officer, responsible for teaching hundreds of children about the dangers of using alcohol and driving.

He was not on duty at the time.


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