EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWV Emergency Training Officer Arrested On DUI Charge
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Reported by: Kennie Bass
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 24, 2013 8:53 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 24, 2013 9:37 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Eyewitness News has learned that a high-ranking member of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is facing a charge of driving under the influence.
State training officer Frank Kennedy was arrested Aug. 3 by Dunbar police.
Kennedy recently participated in the 9-11 remembrance ceremony because he worked at Ground zero immediately after the terrorist attacks.
The criminal complaint said Kennedy caused an accident eastbound on Interstate 64 that sent two women to the hospital.
He allegedly told police that he had "two or three" drinks.
The complaint alleges Kennedy's preliminary breath test registered .240, three times the legal limit.
Although Kennedy works for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s administration, the governor said that will play no role in the judicial process.
Kennedy's hearing on the charge of driving under the influence is set for Tuesday afternoon in Dunbar Municipal Court.
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