Off Duty Officer Investigated for DWI and Hit and Run

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San Diego police officer David Hall is facing felony charges for driving while under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. Hall was off duty when a witness saw the vehicle Hall was operating weaving across several lanes of traffic on I-805. The witness called 9-1-1 and followed the car as it exited the interstate and went to make a left hand turn.

According to the witness, the 41-year-old officer was driving a brown SUV and stopped in a left-hand turn lane. A woman driving a silver Mustang was headed south when the officer turned left in front of her.

The Mustang broadsided the back of the officer’s SUV, spinning his vehicle around. Officer Hall got out of his vehicle and spoke to the woman in the Mustang, who complained of head and neck pain. Then a few minutes later, he got back in his SUV, drove over the sidewalk, and left the scene of the accident, getting back on northbound I-805. [Source]

According to a news report by 740 KFMB in San Diego, Hall was given a breathalyzer test at his home after the accident and allegedly blew a 0.32. The legal limit for driving in California is .08.

Hall will be arraigned in May. It is likely that he will lose his position in the San Diego Police Department.