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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.

A Former Greensboro police chief is facing a drunk driving charge tonight. WFMY NEWS 2

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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