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Oct 21, 2016 8:29 AM

Hampton detective charged with DUI waives arraignment, pleads not guilty

HAMPTON — A police detective has pleaded not guilty to a DUI charge after crashing into the Exit 2 off-ramp sign along Interstate 95 in Hampton.

Christopher Gilroy, 37, of Exeter, waived his arraignment on Thursday in the Seabrook Distrtict Court, according to the court.

Gilroy is facing a Class B misdemeanor from his Oct. 10 arrest by state police. He is scheduled to appear back in court on Dec. 15.

Previously, as part of an investigation, Gilroy posed as a 14-year-old girl online in an operation that led to the arrest of former Nottingham State Rep. Kyle Tasker.

Defense attorneys claim the detective's DUI could come up at Tasker's trial.

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