Officer who arrested Joey Porter was also arrested for DUI

Officer who arrested Joey Porter was also arrested for DUI »Play Video
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The California Highway Patrol officer who arrested NFL star Joey Porter for allegedly driving drunk over the weekend is himself currently under investigation for two counts of driving under the influence.

Court documents obtained by Eyewitness News show 33-year-old CHP officer Jeritt Greer was arrested at 4:05 in the morning of October 22 on the 2400 block of Cedar Street when he was spotted by an undercover Kern County Sheriff's deputy.

A Bakersfield police officer actually made the arrest.

The police report states "Greer was driving erratically." Greer displayed symptoms of alcohol intoxication and showed impairment during sobriety field tests, according to the arresting officer's report.

Greer provided two evidentiary breath tests with a result of .10 percent and .11 percent blood alcohol content. The legal limit is .08 percent.

Legal experts say Greer's DUI arrest may hurt his credibility if called as a witness against others arrested for DUI, including the Porter case.

CHP officials in Bakersfield refused to comment on Greer's situation or answer why Greer was not assigned to desk duty rather than being out on patrol, citing this as a "personnel matter."

"It's handled on a case-by-case basis, depending on the particular case," said Sacramento CHP spokesperson Jaime Coffee. She said she could not comment specifically on Greer's case.

Greer pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of DUI. The next court hearing is scheduled for April 9.
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Click here to see documents from Greer's arrest.