MPD officer relieved of duty after DUI arrest

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - An off-duty Memphis police officer was relieved of duty after being stopped by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and arrested for DUI, according to Memphis Police Department.

Cedric Hawkins, 29, has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says they found an open container in Hawkins' car when they pulled him over for speeding Saturday around 3:23 a.m. on I-40 near Sycamore View.

Hawkins also faces possession of a handgun while under the influence, along with DUI and open container charges.

Police said they were contacted by a trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and told one of their officers has been arrested for DUI.

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