Is there a San Diego county DUI cover-up in the Oceanside Police Department?
Word has it an officer was booked on suspicion of San Diego county DUI after a crash that injured a fellow officer.
Oceanside police Officer Dwight Carwell is on desk duty while his San Diego county DUI incident in Del Mar a mile south of I-5’s Via de la Valle exit is being investigated.
According to San Diego drunk driving attorneys, Officer Carwell was driving in the number one lane, northbound I-5 between 55 and 65 miles per hour. In a statement to police, Officer Carwell says he was cut off by an unknown vehicle, which caused him to lose control of his 2006 black Nissan Titan pickup truck.
Allegedly seconds later, around 2 a.m., Carwell swerved across four lanes and an asphalt shoulder before tumbling down an embankment. He and his passenger were taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital.
Carwell complained of pain, including pinching in the neck. His passenger also complained of pain and suffered visible scrapes on the top of his head, right arm and right side rib area.
The officer’s wreck was taken to a Carlsbad towing company yard. It was released to Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, who then allowed it to be salvaged 38 days after the accident.
Officer Carwell has been booked on suspicion of felony San Diego county DUI – driving under the influence. In San Diego California, DUI or drunk driving can be a felony if another person is injured.
We still want to know what Officer Carwell’s blood alcohol level was; San Diego DUI lawyers believe it was above the state’s legal limit of .08.
Oceanside police officials are not aware of any previous San Diego county DUI incidents involving Officer Carwell.
Officer Carwell’s case is allegedly being reviewed by the district attorney’s office but charges have not been filed as of this date.