Off-duty Raleigh cop arrested for allegedly driving drunk in Johnston County

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An off-duty Raleigh police officer has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. (Credit: Johnston County authorities)

An off-duty Raleigh police officer has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence.

Troopers with the NC State Highway Patrol said Meredith Sherian, 42, was pulled over around 2 a.m. Saturday on Cleveland Road, in Johnston County, for speeding.

During the traffic stop, Sherian was given a field sobriety test after the trooper suspected that she was driving while impaired.

She was arrested and taken to the Johnson County courthouse where authorities said she refused to take a breathalyzer.

After her refusal, the trooper filed a warrant for a blood test, which was sent off for testing.

Sherian was charged with driving while under the influence and speeding - 55 in a 45 mph zone.

She was released on a $1,500 bond pending an April 25 court date.

Police said she's been with the department since 2005.
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