Caldwell Police sergeant charged with two DUIs in two days

CALDWELL - A longtime Caldwell Police Department officer is facing two separate DUI charges, arrested twice in one week.

Sergeant Adam Matthews was booked and released for misdemeanor DUI on Thursday, June 15 at 9:40 p.m. Sources tell 6 On Your Side Matthews blew a .19 BAC.

Just two days later, at 12:45 a.m. June 18, Matthews was pulled over and arrested again for felony DUI.

In both instances, Matthews was arrested by Canyon County deputies, booked and released.

Caldwell Police Chief Frank Wyant called Matthews arrest, "disappointing". Wyant confirmed Matthews has been with Caldwell Police for the past eleven years and was well-liked by both fellow officers and members of the community. 

Matthews resigned from the Caldwell Police Department Saturday.

Public records indicate Matthews' first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20 at 1:33 p.m.

Facebook photos from the Caldwell Police Department's page show Matthews was awarded his Sergeant's stripes January 17 of this year, after "a very rigorous testing process".

Older Facebook posts indicate Matthews received the City of Caldwell's "Employee of the Month" award at a city council meeting in June 2016, along with another officer, for helping a small child who was found choking.

 

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