Former Greensboro police chief charged with DWI due in court today

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Timothy R. Bellamy being sworn in as director of public safety at North Carolina Central University in 2012. (Image:

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Former Greensboro Police Chief Tim Bellamy is due in Guilford County court today to answer to driving while impaired charges and the revocation of his driver’s license.

Bellamy, 54, was charged with DWI after being pulled over by a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper at about 12:40 a.m. Sept. 2. 

Bellamy blew a .09 on a Breathalyzer test, just slightly above the .08 legal limit.

The trooper smelled a strong odor of alcohol on Bellamy’s breath and noticed he had red, glassy eyes, according to records.

The trooper also said Bellamy did poorly on a field sobriety test, according to records.

Bellamy was the police chief at North Carolina Central University in Durham where he commuted to from his Guilford County home. He was sworn in at the university in 2012.

Bellamy retired as Greensboro police chief in 2010 after serving on the force for 27 years. He was chief for three of those years.

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