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Trooper resigns, accused of leading police on chase while drunk

Matthew Grogan.

WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. — A highway patrolman in Watauga County has resigned after being accused of driving drunk while leading officers on a chase.

Police said that former trooper Matthew Grogan was off-duty driving his pickup truck when he struck another car at the drive-thru at the Cook-Out restaurant in Boone.

Investigators told WSOC-TV that Grogan left the scene and then was involved in a short chase east of town.

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According to court records, Grogan blew more than twice the legal limit during a breath test after he was pulled over.