Chattanooga Police officer placed on leave after DUI charge
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —
The Chattanooga Police Department says it has placed an officer on administrative leave after he was recently arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
The officer is 28-year-old Michael Allen Trumbo.
An arrest affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 9 says the incident happened just after 5 a.m. Saturday.
The officer responded to a crash call at 200 North Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The officer spoke with Trumbo, and reports that he appeared unsteady on his feet.
The officer conducted a field sobriety test, and reports that Trumbo failed.
The arrest report says Trumbo was later found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.144, well over the legal limit.
Chattanooga Police told us on Wednesday that Trumbo is on paid administrative leave pending Internal Affairs investigation.
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