Indiana police officer charged with driving under the influence

Certain actions on the road may catch the attention of police, such as weaving across the center line. If police pull someone over for such an action and driving under the influence is suspected, that driver may be asked to submit to a field sobriety test or other tests. If a driver is then charged with driving under the influence after being pulled over in Indiana, there may be serious consequences in store for that individual.

Recently, police spotted an individual weaving across the line and pulled over the vehicle. The driver happened to be a police officer from Indianapolis. The 32-year-old officer was in his own private vehicle. He was subjected to a field sobriety test, and his blood alcohol content was tested also.

Due to the results of the tests to which he was subjected, the man was taken into custody. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content that was measured at twice the legal limit. He is now charged with operating while intoxicated and OWI endangerment.

The results from tests given at the scene or later when a person has been transported elsewhere can be used as evidence against that person in an Indiana criminal court. However, those charged with driving under the influence can fight the results of field sobriety tests and blood or breath tests under certain circumstances. Field sobriety tests are a subjective way to measure suspected intoxication and can be fought in court. A person who successfully fights the results of field sobriety testing or other testing procedures may be able to see his or her charges dismissed.