CHARLOTTE, N.C. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer accused of assaulting a man who allegedly rear-ended the officer s mother has been suspended without pay and may soon be fired.

David Jones III is an 11-year veteran of the police force, but police say the officer assaulted 37-year-old Richard McVicker after McVicker crashed with Jones mother on December 9 at the intersection of Sardis Road and Highway 51 in Matthews.

The department announced Wednesday evening Jones has been suspended without pay. CMPD also announced Jones has been cited for termination after the Independent Chain of Command Review Board examined the investigation.

The Civil Service Board now must decide whether to fire Jones.

McVicker, who was arrested for drunk driving in the accident, told NewsChannel 36 he was thrown to the ground during the altercation.

Officer Jones is most known for arresting Demeatrius Montgomery in 2007. But he has been in trouble with his department on five other occasions.

Sources told NewsChannel 36 that he was suspended for a week in 2004 for excessive force. In 2006 he was cited twice for minor violations. In 2010 he was given a six week suspension for an off duty time card issue, and he received another minor violation this year.

A criminal investigation is still ongoing with the Matthews Police Department concerning the incident.

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