2 Seattle police officers charged with DUI after crash
SEATTLE -- Two Seattle Police Department officers were charged with driving under the influence Thursday stemming from a December incident in which the pair allegedly hit a pole in SODO, switched places and kept driving.
According to the City Attorney's Office, Officer Marie Gochnour and Officer Sean Moore have been reassigned to desk duty from patrol and the K9 unit respectively following the charges.
Gochnour and Moore were arrested while off duty Dec. 17 when someone called 911 to report a car crashing into a pole shortly after midnight near First Avenue South and South Lander Street.
According to the witness, Gochnour got out of the driver's seat after hitting the pole and switched places with Moore before the car drove off.
Officers found Moore and Gochnour parked in the street two miles away with the engine still running, according to the police report from the incident.
According to the report, Gochnour was extremely intoxicated and repeatedly swore at the arresting officer.
At the precinct later, she became even more combative, telling an officer he wasn't a real cop because she had been on the force longer. When he corrected her, telling her he'd actually been on the force much longer, she charged at him and had to be held back, according to the report.
According to the City Attorney's Office, Gochnour's breath test revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.234 and 0.247, approximately three times the legal limit.
Moore blew a blood alcohol content of 0.161 and 0.149, according to the City Attorney's Office.