A Hollywood Police officer was arrested by his own agency after he crashed into another car while under the influence of alcohol, officials said.
DiIvory Edgecomb, 27, was charged with DUI and damage property after the Sept. 30th crash, an arrest report said.
Officers first received the call at 1:37 a.m. after a woman named Shantrice Shipman said a car traveling southbound in the northbound lane of North 22nd Avenue at Pershing Street had crashed into the passenger side of her car, the report said. She told police he did not stop after the crash and continued to drive southbound.
An officer patrolling the area located Edgecomb on North 22nd Avenue and Simms Street where he was pulled over in a well-lit business area with fresh damage to his car, including a flat front tire, police said.
The report described Edgecomb's "eyes to be bloodshot and watery and the arrestee had the slight odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath."
After being placed in custody, officials said Edgecomb refused to take sobriety and submit a breath sample for alcohol testing.
Edgecomb, a former star running back for the Florida Atlantic Owls, was relieved of duty with pay, reported the Sun Sentinel. A Hollywood spokesperson said Edgecomb had been with the police department for four years and had a clean personal record.
Edgecomb's attorney declined to comment on the case.
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