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Atlanta police officer with history of DUI charged again

Christopher Niezurawski Christopher Niezurawski

An Atlanta police officer who pleaded guilty to DUI in 2012 was charged with the same offense this past Sunday.

According to a police report from Georgia State Patrol, Officer Christopher Niezurawski was pulled over after a trooper saw him make a right turn from Habersham Road NE to Piedmont Road NE without stopping at a red light.

According to the report, Niezurawski was driving erratically, which is when the trooper pulled him over.

The trooper said Niezurawski's eyes were bloodshot and that he could smell alcohol on Niezurawski's breath, according to the report.

The report said Niezurawski admitted to having some beers and agreed to take field sobriety tests.

After taking the tests, the trooper place Niezurawski under arrest for DUI.

This isn't the first time Niezurawski has been accused of DUI. He turned himself into authorities after pleading guilty to DUI when he hit a Greyhound bus while driving the wrong way on Interstate 85 in 2012.

Niezurawski was sentenced to 10 months in jail for the 2012 incident, but would only spend 10 days in jail while serving the rest of his sentence on probation.

According to Officer John Chafee with Atlanta police, Niezurawski has been placed on administrative leave with pay prior to a hearing with Atlanta Police Chief George Turner.

Chafee said that if any officer is arrested for DUI, they are subject to a minimum of 16 days suspension or could be fired.

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