Off-duty IMPD officer arrested for drunken driving
Arrest is third this month for IMPD
Last Updated: 105 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - An off-duty IMPD officer was arrested Saturday on drunken driving charges – the third officer arrested on such charges this month.
IMPD Sgt. Gregory Scott was stopped early Saturday morning when he was spotted driving a motorcycle at high speeds, according to a Johnson County Sheriff's Department affidavit.
Sheriff's Deputy T.J. Montgomery said he noticed Scott had "watery eyes, slurred speech and an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath."
Scott then failed several field sobriety tests, Montgomery said.
Scott was transported to the Johnson County Jail, where he tested with a blood alcohol content of more than .16 – twice the legal limit.
Two other IMPD officers – Officers Ronald Santa and Kevin Brown – have been arrested this month on suspicion of drunken driving. Their cases are undergoing internal investigation.
Some police officials are now calling for the creation of a private foundation to help officers battle alcohol abuse.
Indianapolis Public Safety Director Troy Riggs says the private foundation that he's working with the city to create would offer training and counseling services for public safety employees outside their regular chain of command, according to an Associated Press report.
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