Off-Duty Detective Charged with DWI in Police Vehicle

The 28-year veteran of the force was allegedly found in the auto after officers responded to a report of a vehicle blocking a roadway

Thursday, Jul 4, 2013  |  Updated 5:33 PM EDT
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Off-Duty Detective Charged with DWI in Police Vehicle

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A Jersey City police detective has been suspended without pay after he allegedly drove drunk in a police vehicle while off-duty and fired his service weapon.
 
The Jersey Journal reports William Kallert was arrested around 3 a.m. Thursday. The 28-year veteran of the force was allegedly found in the auto after officers responded to a report of a vehicle blocking a roadway.
 
Authorities say Kallert's service weapon was seized, adding that he apparently discharged the weapon while he was in the vehicle and before officers arrived. But it's not yet known why he fired the shots.
 
No injuries were reported.
 
Authorities say Kallert was in an unmarked police vehicle that he did not have authorization to use while off-duty.
 
Kallert could not be reached for comment Thursday.

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