Police have a duty and obligation to uphold the law and protect and serve
also. Sometimes, that may mean a police officer is forced to arrest another
police officer. When a police officer is facing a criminal charge, they
are held to the same standards as anyone else, but the charge can also
impact their job and career potential. Recently, an Indiana police officer
found himself under arrest and charged with
Reportedly, the officer was observed driving across the center line and
erratically on a Sunday night. Another officer saw the behavior and pulled
him over. The driver was then given a breath test. It is reported that
the test results showed that the officer to be twice the legal limit for
alcohol blood content.
The officer was then said to have shown the arresting officer his badge.
The officer was charged with drunk driving. As far as his job is concerned,
he is reported to be on administrative duty for the time being.
Just like anyone else facing charges of drunk driving in Indiana, the officer
could be subject to high fines, probation and even jail time. A drunk
driving charge can also lead to the loss of a driver’s license and/or
enrollment in an alcohol rehabilitation program. The consequences can
impact a person’s ability to continue with a job, especially if
that job requires a driver’s license. Nevertheless, the presumption
of innocence protects every accused individual unless and until prosecutors
are actually able to prove the accusations beyond a reasonable doubt in
an Indiana criminal courtroom. Because of what all may be at stake, anyone
charged with drunk driving will want to understand their rights and also
learn what kind of defense strategy may work in their favor.