Spokane police detective placed on leave following DUI arrest

Spokane police detective placed on leave following DUI arrest
SPD officer arrested for DUI, placed on administrative leave
nA Spokane police detective was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of driving drunk.

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.

Officials said Detective Kirk Kimberly was stopped by a Washington State Patrol trooper for speeding on Saturday at 11:40 p.m. near Monroe Street and Grace Avenue. Kimberly was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. SPD leaders said he was not on duty at the time of the incident. 

Kimberly was cited for misdemeanor DUI after a breathalyzer test determined his blood alcohol content was 0.113, according to arrest records. He was not on duty at the time, officials said.

Authorities said Kimberly will be placed on administrative leave and SPD will conduct an Internal Affairs investigation. Kimberly has been with the department in September 1992.    

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 Police Detective Kirk Kimberly was cited with a misdemeanor DUI Saturday night. He appeared in court Monday afternoon. (2-12-18)

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.

According to the police department, detective Kimberly was stopped by a Washington State Patrol Trooper for speeding on Saturday at approximately 11:40 p.m. in the area of Monroe St. and Grace Ave.

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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