Police: Trooper arrested after waving gun at restaurant, pushing officer

ISP says trooper placed on administrative duty

FISHERS, Ind. - An Indiana State Police trooper was arrested early Sunday morning after a disturbance at a restaurant.

Indiana State Police said Trooper Christopher Dyer, who has been with the department for two years, was arrested on charges of criminal recklessness with a weapon, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.

The Fishers Police Department said it happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday at Sahm's Bar and Grill, near the 96th Street exit off Interstate 69 in Fishers.

Police said patrons reported a man was waving a gun inside the bar, and when officers arrived, they were told the man had already left the bar.

After tracking Dyer down, investigators said they noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from him. When tested, he had a .27 percent blood alcohol content.

Officers said during his police interview, Dyer became agitated and pushed a Fishers police officer. That's when crews had to forcibly handcuff him.

Dyer was being held Sunday at the Hamilton County Jail and was expected to be released after posting bond.

"Once Dyer has posted bond, he will be placed on administrative duty pending the resolution of the criminal charges against him," ISP Sgt. Rich Myers said in a news release.

Aside from the Fishers Police Department investigation of the incident, ISP said it will conduct an internal investigation.

"The final result of an internal investigation could be disciplinary action inclusive of reprimand, suspension or termination of employment," Myers said.

Dyer had been assigned to road patrol duty at the Evansville ISP post.

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