Trooper accused of leading police on chase while drunk resigns

A North Carolina highway patrolman has resigned after being accused of driving drunk while leading officers on a chase.

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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 WSOCTV that Grogan left the scene and then was involved in a short chase east of town.

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

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