JAMES CITY COUNTY A Newport News police officer is arrested for crashing into another car and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.

The collision happened Saturday night at 11:48 p.m. in the 5000 block of Longhill Road near Route 199.

Police say Officer Kevin B. Nichol rear ended another driver.

The victim was a 46-year-old man who was taken to Sentara General in Williamsburg and treated for minor injuries.

Nichol refused to take a breathalyzer test. He was charged with DUI, refusal to submit, and following too closely.

No one was at the detective's home Monday but there was a jeep in the driveway with a shattered windshield and damage to the front bumper.

Neighbors says Nichol and his wife recently moved into their neighborhood.

The 28-year-old detective has been with the Newport News Police Department for four years and is currently assigned to the Special Victims Unit.

Nichol has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending an internal investigation.

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