Raleigh Police officer K.E. Van Althius is being accused of sexual assault by a 26-year-old woman’s attorney, Karen Griffin. After being arrested at a gas station on September 25, and charged with driving while intoxicated, Griffin said the body search conducted on her client went too far.
“The officer touched my client in every way that a normal person, especially a woman, would not want to be touched by a man,” Griffin said to WRAL-TV. The driver was found to have a blood alcohol content of .15, according to police, which is nearly double the legal limit under North Carolina law.