Albany Police Officer Accused of DWI, Leaving the Scene

An Albany Police officer has been arrested for the second time after a late night accident.

Acting Chief Robert Sears says Shawn Dixon has been suspended without pay after his sedan went into a ravine near Lincoln Park around 5am Wednesday and hit a utility pole.

Dixon was not with his car when police arrived on the scene; he was located on the 100 block of State Street and showed “various signs of intoxication” according to police.

He is charged with DWI, criminal mischief, leaving the scene and failure to stay in lane.

In May, Dixon had been arrested for leaving a scene of a late night accident and had returned to duty in October.

Chief Sears says the similarities in the two cases is "concerning."

Dixon has been with the department for about 2.5 years, he’s been suspended without pay and an internal investigation is underway.

Pictured: Shawn Dixon/Albany Police

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