Duluth Police Officer Pleads Guilty to DWI

DULUTH, Minn.-A Duluth police officer has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated.

Authorities say off-duty officer Daryl Diver, 49, was stopped by Duluth Police on October 28th around 10:00 p.m. for ‘driving conduct consistent with signs of impairment.’

He’s now being sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to fourth degree driving while impaired. A 90-day jail sentence was stayed for the probation.

Duluth Police previously said he had been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested. He has since gone back on duty according to police leadership.

Chief Mike Tusken with the DPD released the following statement:

 “Maintaining public trust is critical in policing. As stewards of public safety, it is imperative we follow the laws we are entrusted to enforce.  We have a history of holding officers to a high standard of conduct both on and off-duty. Officer Diver regrets his actions and tarnishing the badge we proudly wear at DPD.

This incident is not reflective of the body of work Officer Diver has done over more than two decades serving the citizens of Duluth and he is committed to honoring his oath and serving our citizens in the years to come.”
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