Honolulu police homicide detectives are investigating the death of an HPD sergeant who was under investigation for driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from a traffic accident last week.
HPD officer discovered
dead in his own home
By Rod Antone
Co-workers found the body of Kelvin Dow, 40, in his Waipio home, yesterday, after Dow had not reported to work Wednesday.
A spokesman for the medical examiner's office said an autopsy was scheduled today.
According to police reports, Dow was off-duty on May 17 and traveling Wahiawa-bound on Kamehameha Highway just before 2:30 p.m. when the car he was driving rammed into the rear of a pick-up truck stopped at the Waipio Uka Street intersection.
Police reports stated that Dow failed a field sobriety test and that his blood-alcohol level was 0.18. Hawaii's legal blood alcohol limit is .08.
Dow had been placed on desk duty until the investigation and judicial proceedings were finished. Dow was a 20-year police veteran, said a department spokeswoman.