Off-duty Lubbock Police Officer arrested for DWI - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/24/09

Off-duty Lubbock Police Officer arrested for DWI

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - NewsChannel 11 is learning more about an off-duty, Lubbock Police officer arrested for DWI.  Fellow officers arrested Michael Furlow shortly after 10:00 p.m. Friday.  Furlow has since bonded out of the Lubbock County Jail, but he's not back on duty. 

Tuesday night, Furlow remained on paid, administrative leave from the department.  Police say Furlow hit a guardrail in the 6500 Block of the westbound I-27 access road.  Authorities tell us Furlow was driving his own pick-up when the crash happened, and he was not injured.

Police say responding officers did what they're expected to do. Once they determined probable cause that Furlow was intoxicated, police arrested him for driving while intoxicated. They took him to the Lubbock County Jail, and the police shift commander immediately placed Furlow on administrative leave.

Once we learned of his arrest, we found NewsChannel 11 had interviewed Furlow back in August of 2002.  Furlow was assigned to the patrol division as a motor cycle officer. He's a 20-year veteran, starting with the department in February 1989.

Police Chief Dale Holton ordered an internal investigation on Monday. Those investigations are handled on a case by case basis. We're told each one depends on the complexity of the case.

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