Newport Police Officer Cited For DUI

(NEWPORT, KY) -- A Newport police officer has been charged with a DUI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident after an early morning crash.

Police say Chad Cunningham was off duty when he was traveling southbound on Interstate 75 in Fort Wright around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning when he rolled his SUV into an embankment.

He was transported to the hospital and cited there. He has since been released. Newport Police say he has been suspended.

Cunningham's blood-alcohol level has not been released. The investigation has been turned over to Kentucky State Police.

This is not the first time Cunningham has faced trouble. In May of 2005, he was accused of trying to run over his wife.