Post Falls police officer charged with drunken driving

POST FALLS, Idaho -- A Post Falls police officer has been accused of drunken driving after an off-duty crash.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday that Officer Brenda Knight has been cited for excessive DUI in connection to a crash on Saturday. An excessive DUI means Knight's blood-alcohol content was .20 or more.

Deputies found Knight in a vehicle in a ditch Saturday night. Sheriff's officials say she showed signs of alcohol consumption and a field sobriety test was performed.

Post Falls Police Chief Scot Haug said his department is aware of the situation but that he cannot comment on the personnel matter.

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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