IMPD officer arrested on suspicion of drunk driving
Troopers: Officer's BAC was .10
Last Updated: 113 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana State Police arrested an officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday morning on suspicion of drunk driving.
State police say they responded to a report of an erratic driver on the southwest side just after midnight.
Troopers pulled over IMPD Officer Ronald Santa near the intersection of Harding Street and Hudnut Boulevard.
Santa was transported to the Marion County Jail after failing a field sobriety test, according to troopers.
State troopers charged Santa with operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of 0.10 percent.
As of Wednesday afternoon, he was free on a $150 cash bond, jail officials said.
"The public (has) done exactly what they were supposed to, see an impaired driver or what you think is an impaired driver, you call in and we take action on that. Whether who it is, or what they are driving, it's going to be dealt with," Indiana State Police Sgt. Rich Myers said.
Santa is the second IMPD officer this month arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Officer Kevin Brown was suspended from IMPD pending an internal investigation following his Aug. 6 arrest on drunk driving charges in Morgan County.
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