Indianapolis Metro Police officer arrested for drunk driving
An Indianapolis Metro Police officer spent the night in jail after reportedly being arrested for drunk driving.
A Morgan County Sheriff's deputy at the jail confirmed Kevin Brown came into the jail around 3:00 am Tuesday with a blood alcohol content level of .10 after being stopped by a Mooresville Police officer over night.
Due to his level of intoxication, Brown was eligible for a release on bond and a $755 bail amount as of 9:15 am on Tuesday, August 6, 2013.
Brown, who works in IMPD's southwest district, was stopped by Mooresville Police on Bridge Street after someone at the St. Francis Hospital reported him leaving in his Chevrolet Tahoe. Sources tell Eyewitness News that someone at the hospital offered to drive Officer Brown several times, but he refused and drove his SUV from the hospital, prompting the immediate call to 911.
A Mooresville Police sergeant says the 41-year-old IMPD officer cooperated during the traffic stop.
Public Safety Director Troy Riggs says while they hold all officers accountable, the police department has programs available for employees needing help with substance abuse. Riggs did not comment directly on Brown's situation at this early stage in the investigation.
IMPD confirmed that Brown has been suspended without pay.
The Morgan County Prosecutor is handling any possible criminal charges against Brown. Court hearings are usually only held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Morgan County so Brown will likely go before a judge in the next few days to hear formal DUI charges.