COP Hauling DARE Trailer Charged With DUI

Indiana officer crashed his truck into a tree
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2011 12:41 PM CDT
An Indiana police officer is in hot water over a DUI arrest.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An Indiana cop who preaches to kids about the dangers of driving under the influence of booze and drugs has himself been charged with DUI, reports Kentucky's WAVE TV. Need more irony? He was hauling a DARE trailer when his pickup truck sideswiped a parked car and slammed into a tree. John Newcomb was not injured, but his role as mentor for seven area schools might be. "He's not setting a good example for kids that see this," says a resident near the crash.

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