Charlotte police officers arrest CMPD employee accused of driving while impaired

Charlotte police officers arrest CMPD employee accused of driving while impaired
The preliminary investigation indicated that the driver, Sheree Padgett, was under the influence of an impairing substance. (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte police officers have arrested a CMPD employee who is accused of driving while impaired.

A CMPD officer observed a car being driven erratically around 9 a.m., on Jan. 12, 2021. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the car near the intersection of East 7th Street and North McDowell Street.

The preliminary investigation indicated that the driver, Sheree Padgett, was under the influence of an impairing substance.

After an evaluation, Padgett was taken to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office where she was charged with driving while impaired.

Officials say Padgett has been an employee with the CMPD since 06/27/2016, and is currently assigned to the Records Management Division.

She has been placed on administrative leave while the CMPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau conducts a separate but parallel investigation.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case can leave it anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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