Seattle police detective arrested in Mukilteo for alleged drunken driving

MUKILTEO — A Seattle police detective was arrested Thursday afternoon in Mukilteo for allegedly driving under the influence.

The detective, 46, was driving an unmarked police car when he reportedly rear-ended another vehicle, officials said. That vehicle was pushed into two others.

The accident was reported just before 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Chennault Beach Road and the Mukilteo Speedway. No serious injuries were reported.

The detective told Mukilteo police that he was an officer and declined to take a field sobriety test or a breath test, Mukilteo Police Chief Rex Caldwell said.

The detective was cited for driving under the influence and was released to a supervisor, Caldwell said.

“The standard practice of the Mukilteo Police Department is to cite and release DUI drivers to responsible parties,” Caldwell said.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the detective was on duty at the time of his arrest. The detective was issued a hearing date in Everett District Court.

He is a 23-year veteran with Seattle police, according to a spokesman for that agency.

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