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Bellevue Officer Resigns After Being Charged With Drunk Driving

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Andrew Hanke was suspended in 2012 for unruly behavior at a Seahawks game. (Getty Images)

Andrew Hanke was suspended in 2012 for unruly behavior at a Seahawks game. (Getty Images)

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BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — A suburban Seattle police officer disciplined for his behavior at a 2012 Seahawks game and recently charged with DUI has resigned from the Bellevue Police Department.

A police spokeswoman announced Officer Andrew Hanke’s resignation Thursday.

Hanke pleaded not guilty earlier this week to a DUI charge stemming from a November traffic stop. In that stop, Hanke was off-duty when a fellow Bellevue officer stopped him on Interstate 90. That officer allowed Hanke’s wife to come and pick him up. The officer also told a supervisor what had happened.

Bellevue police spokeswoman Carla Iafrate says Hanke was immediately placed on administrative leave while internal and criminal investigations were ordered. Bellevue police are also investigating the actions of the officer who made the stop but did not make an arrest.

In 2012, Hanke was suspended for four weeks and removed from the bomb squad for unruly behavior at a Seahawks game.

Hanke has been a commissioned Bellevue officer since 2005.

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