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Weirton police officer cited for DUI after crash

According to Brooke County Sheriff Larry Palmer, 23-year-old Adam Mortimer was off-duty at the time and had a blood alcohol content of .136. It happened on Mahan Lane in Follansbee on Tuesday night.

A Weirton police officer has been cited for DUI after a crash in Follansbee.

According to Brooke County Sheriff Larry Palmer, 23-year-old Adam Mortimer was off-duty at the time and had a blood alcohol content of .136.

It happened on Mahan Lane in Follansbee on Tuesday night. The sheriff says Mortimer hit a tree on the side of the road.

No other vehicles or people were involved.

Mortimer suffered only minor injuries.

The city of Weirton issued the following statement on the incident.

"The city is aware of an incident involving one of its police officers in an off-duty capacity. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal review. The city continues to remain committed toward delivering the first-class services provided by our police department who protect the community each and every day."

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