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GREENSBORO, N.C.-- Former Greensboro police chief and current police chief for North Carolina Central University is facing DWI charges after he was stopped early Saturday morning.

According to NC State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) Timothy Ray Bellamy, was arrested for suspicion of driving while impaired at a driver's license check point at 12:40 a.m. Trooper Baker said the check was being conducted at E. Lee Street near I-40 in Greensboro.

Bellamy, 54, registered a 0.09 after being transported to the Guilford County Detention Center. The arrest report obtained by WFMY News 2 said the driver had a strong odor of alcohol on breath, red glassy eyes, and did poorly on his Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST).

He was released on a written promise to appear in court.

Bellamy told WFMY News 2 he couldn't comment on the incident and referred calls to his attorney.

His court date is scheduled for September 4.

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