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Off duty Dubuque Police officer arrested

DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- It's not necessarily a top story when someone is accused of drinking and driving, hitting a parked car and leaving the scene of an accident, but when it's a cop who is accused, it's a whole other story.

Investigators say 29-year-old officer Sabrina Kreyer hit a parked car Sunday night. Fled the scene and was later arrested. According to police reports Kreyer was charged with failure to identify at an unattended accident, operating while intoxicated, failure to maintain control and driving without insurance. Police say it's never easy arresting one of their own. But the law is the law.

Early Sunday evening policed received a call about a hit and run on Crescent Ridge road in Dubuque. An SUV sideswiped a pick up truck parked on the street. The driver then fled the scene.

"In investigating it, we discovered information, it came up that it was one of our officers cars. We tracked the officer down about an hour, 2 hours after the accident," said Acting Police Chief Terry Tobin.

Police arrested, 29-year old Dubuque police officer Sabrina Kreyer. Tobin says Kreyer is held to the same standards as anyone else.

"The officers are held to the same legal standards as any other citizen. Certainly we have a standard of conduct that we look to have the officers uphold also," said Tobin.

In this case, Kreyer was arrested and charged with an OWI, failure to maintain control, failure to report and driving without insurance.

"When we have these incidents, we certainly look into them to try and find out what happened. What the circumstances are surrounding it and then we base decisions on that investigation," said Tobin.

For now, Kreyer has been placed on paid administrative leave until investigations are complete.

"This incident is not reflective on the police department as a whole," said Tobin.

Tobin says just like they look at each incident separately. So should the public, citing just a week ago when an officer was involved in a shooting that lead to the arrest of two suspects.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires

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