Any kind of arrest can have an impact on a person’s career. However,
when a police officer is arrested and charged with a crime, the arrest
may affect their career long before the case reaches any kind of resolution.
A recent case of an Indiana police officer is making news after he was
This current incident began on a Monday morning. The officer was in a police
car at a drive-thru and turned on the lights and speakers when he saw
friends in the establishment. A bystander called 911 to report the purportedly
odd behavior. The officer reportedly admitted he had been drinking the
night before and got hungry, so he went to the restaurant.
The police say he had a blood alcohol content level of .099 percent when
arrested. The officer has been with the police force for 15 years. The
officer in question was convicted of OWI last summer and was suspended
from his job as a police officer. Now, there is word that this new arrest
could result in termination of his job.
A drunk driving conviction can result in the loss of a driver’s license.
Anyone who relies on a driver’s license for work may want to understand
the potential ramifications a drunk driving charge can have on their career
or ability to keep a job. With each subsequent conviction, the possible
penalties for drunk driving in Indiana increase, including an increase
in fines and possible jail time. Anyone in Indiana who is arrested may
want to inquire as to possible defense options that both ensure the protection
of their legal rights while focusing on achieving a satisfactory result.