Detective Kirk Kimberly, an employee with the department since 1992, was stopped by a Washington State Patrol Trooper near Monroe Street and Grace Avenue in north Spokane at about 11:40 p.m. for speeding, according to a city news release.
The department announced Monday the detective was placed on administrative leave while Internal Affairs investigates.
At court Monday afternoon, Kimberly spoke softly and stared at the floor as a Spokane County District Court judge read the charge against him aloud. Through his attorney, he pleaded not guilty.
As part of his release conditions – which includes no jail time – Kimberly is allowed to operate a vehicle, but is forbidden from driving after ingesting any drugs or alcohol.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Police Department announced Monday afternoon that Detective Kirk Kimberly will be placed on administrative leave for being arrested on suspicion of DUI.
As a result, Kimberly was arrested for Driving Under the Influence, Kimberly was not on duty at the time.
The Spokane Police Department will conduct its standard procedure of conducting an Internal Affairs investigation.
Kimberly was hired by the Spokane Police Department in September 1992.
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