Bellevue officer pleads not guilty to Issaquah DUI
January 7, 2014
NEW – 6 a.m. Jan. 7, 2014
Bellevue Police Officer Andrew Hanke pleaded not guilty to DUI on Jan. 3 in Issaquah Municipal Court.
Hanke, who is suspended from the force, was charged with a DUI after a drunken driving incident on Interstate 90.
Bellevue Police Officer Doug Brennan pulled Hanke over Nov. 20 for swerving and speeding. Instead of arresting the 38-year-old officer, Brennan allowed Hanke’s wife to pick him up. Brennan then reported the incident to his superiors the next day.
Hanke’s release following his arraignment included a requirement that he install an ignition interlock device in his personal vehicles, which does not allow a driver to start a vehicle if it detects alcohol on the driver’s breath. His next court date is Feb. 11.
The Bellevue Police Department has launched an internal investigation into Hanke and Brennan’s conduct relating to the traffic stop.