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Police officer arrested twice on same night for driving drunk and speeding

By Tanya Clark 11:20 AM November 26, 2017
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A police officer is at risk of losing his job after being arrested twice on the same night for drunk driving and speeding, according to police in Ohio.

The Ohio Highway Patrol said that deputies pulled over Eric Williams, who is a Cleveland police officer, within three hours for two separate driving infractions.

A spokesperson for the Cleveland police said that Williams has been placed on restricted duty pending the outcome of the criminal cases.

If Williams is found guilty, he may face additional discipline or even lose his job.

According to police, Williams was first pulled over on the Interstate 71 in Strongsville, at around 10:00 p.m.

The deputy smelled alcohol and asked Williams whether he had been drinking.

Williams denied that he had any drinks but a test showed his blood-alcohol content was at .13.

Williams was arrested and charged with one count of driving under the influence.

Williams was released to the custody of a woman who was with him in the vehicle.

Within 3 hours, Williams was pulled over again this time for speeding in Middleburg Heights.

He was recorded traveling over 90 miles per hour in a 60 mile-per-hour zone.

His blood alcohol content was no longer above the legal limit for driving.

Williams was arrested again because he should not have been driving following his earlier arrest.

He is also facing weapons charges as he was in possession of his service weapon while drunk.