27 Jul 2017
- By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
POLICE officer Dixon Kwon has been assigned to administrative duties following his arrest after crashing the vehicle he was driving while intoxicated, according to Department of Public Safety Commissioner Robert Guerrero.
Guerrero said the case is still under investigation.
Kwon, who was assigned to the Driving Under the Influence unit, was not on duty at the time of the incident and was not driving a police or government vehicle, the commissioner added.
Another DPS source who declined to be identified told Variety that Kwon “should have known better.”
Kwon “should have known that such an incident would reflect badly on DPS and on him. It is his job to arrest drunk drivers.”
Kwon was reportedly with his girlfriend in his vehicle when it crashed in the northern part of Saipan over the weekend.
Regarding the case of police cadet Aghilimal Faisao, Guerrero declined to comment, saying it is a personnel matter that is being handled in court proceedings.
Faisao was arrested over the weekend for harassing a gas station cashier and challenging a gas station attendant to a fight after he was asked to pay for the food he consumed at the Mobil gas station in Chalan Kiya. Faisao has been released to a third-party custodian, his father in law, after posting a $500 cash bail and a $4,500 unsecured bond.
Variety learned that Faisao will not graduate with the rest of the DPS 22nd Police Academy cadets on Friday, and has been terminated from the academy.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/97231-police-officer-in-dui-case-should-have-known-better