Police Sources: Officer Accused of DUI Disappeared With Patrol Car For Hours

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Honolulu police opened an internal affairs investigation after an officer, who's restricted to desk duty, managed to disappear with a blue-and-white car for 12 hours.

Officer James Urban is charged with drunken driving. Sources say the 31-year-old appeared to be intoxicated when he finally returned with the patrol car at about 2 am Tuesday.

Sources say the Kapolei officer was stripped of his gun and badge following a previous DUI arrest. They say he left the Kapolei station to deliver some paperwork, then disappeared.

Sources say, at one point, the blue-and-white car he took was seen parked in front of a bar on Kokea Street in Kalihi.

Urban is scheduled to appear in court May 27th.