NCCU police chief charged with DWI
N.C. Central University’s Chief of Police has been suspended with pay by after being charged with driving while impaired in Greensboro early Saturday.
Timothy Bellamy, 54, of Greensboro, was arrested for suspicion of driving while impaired during a driver’s license checkpoint at 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
Bellamy was taken to the Guilford County Courthouse, where he registered a 0.09 percent blood-alcohol level in a breath test. The legal limit is .08. He was released under a written promise to appear in court.
Bellamy had worked for the Greensboro Police Department for 27 years. Before retiring from the department in 2010, he held the role chief of chief for three years.
He was sworn in as director of public safety at N.C. Central in April 2012 to lead a department with 56 employees. In a statement, the university said it was aware of the arrest and that Bellamy was suspended with pay in accordance with university policies and procedures.
“As this is a legal matter, we are confident that the jurisdictions involved will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident,” the statement said.