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BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina’s CEO resigns after alleged drunk driving incident

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The chief executive officer of BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, resigned on Wednesday, less than four months after he was charged in an alcohol-related traffic accident, and after the new details about the night in question came to light.

Patrick Conway, 45, resigned, with immediate effect, in spite of the council rather to acknowledge that it knew of the charges and a request from the Conway to stay on board as president and chief executive officer.

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But on Wednesday, for Mike Causey, North Carolina insurance commissioner, was called to Conway’s resignation following new revelations about the car-crash that occurred on Interstate 95 in Randolph County, on the 22nd of June.

Patrick Conway, 45, stepped down as president and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, on Wednesday.

Conway was driving with two children in the car when he was shot, reportedly weaving between lanes of traffic, and sideswiping a tractor-trailer. He was charged with driving while impaired and misdemeanor child abuse.

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BlueCross BlueShield said in a statement issued prior to Conway’s resignation on Wednesday, that Conway spoke to the board of directors of the incident, and the board of directors will evaluate the situation. The members noted that, because of Conway’s “strong leadership” he would continue as chief executive officer and president.

However, in a follow-up to the declaration of the board of directors, noted that “new facts have come to light, in particular, comments on the arrest of the officers, and the contents of their work as the files from which the board was not aware of it,” the conduct of the members and to ask any Conway’s termination of employment.

It was not immediately clear what the specific details are, but according to WRAL, after Conway was taken to the police station, he was “absolutely belligerent” and refused a breathalyzer test. The researchers wrote in a report that Conway “had to be handcuffed to stop him from kicking the cell door.”

Conway also reportedly told the arresting officer: “You have a choice. You could have let me go. You don’t know who I am. I am a physician, and a co-operation of the company. I’m going to call the Governor [Roy] Cooper, and you’re in trouble.”

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The former BlueCross BlueShield CEO tweeted on Thursday that he was “ashamed, embarrassed and sorry’ about his actions, and said that he had “never been an incident like this before.”

A public hearing for the Conway, is scheduled for release in October. 8.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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