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October 27, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Seattle detective arrested for DUI after crash

A Seattle police detective was arrested by police in Mukilteo for driving under the influence after he rear-ended a car, Seattle police said.

Seattle police say details of the collision are preliminary, but it does not appear that there were any serious injuries. The collision happened Thursday afternoon.

Police say the detective was driving an unmarked police vehicle assigned to him. It is not immediately clear whether he was on duty at the time of the collision, police said.

The detective is assigned to the SPD’s Criminal Investigations Bureau. He is a 23-year veteran of the department. He will be transferred pending the Mukilteo investigation, police said.

Police have initiated a complaint process with the department’s Office of Professional Accountability (OPA). Upon the conclusion of the Mukilteo criminal case, OPA will proceed with a separate administrative investigation into the detective’s conduct.

Earlier this month, a sergeant with the Seattle Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit was arrested for investigation of domestic violence after an incident with his girlfriend during Leavenworth’s annual Oktoberfest.

Ronald Lee Murray, a 28-year veteran of the Seattle force, was arrested after Chelan County sheriff’s deputies saw him dragging a woman by her hair and jacket through a parking lot, the Sheriff’s Office said. He was booked for investigation of fourth-degree domestic violence, a gross misdemeanor.

Seattle police said Murray has been transferred out of the Domestic Violence Unit, pending the criminal investigation.

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