An off-duty Hammond, Indiana police officer was pulled over by a State Trooper and the Trooper suspected that alcohol was a factor. What did the off-duty cop do? He refused to perform field sobriety tests or take a breath test. What does he know that you don’t?
From the Chicago Tribune:
A Hammond police officer was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated early Saturday morning after an Indiana state trooper observed him veer across lanes of traffic on Interstate 65 and nearly drive off the road, the Indiana State Police said.
Mathew L. Anderson, 30, of Hammond, was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. on State Road 2, just south of the Indiana State Police post, after the trooper followed him as he exited from I-65, a news release from the state police said.
The trooper was making a traffic stop on I-65, just north of the Lowell/Hebron exit in Lake County, when he saw a 2007 Honda Civic “that had just passed in the left lane veer abruptly over to the exit ramp to (State Road) 2 while nearly (running) off the roadway, traveling completely onto the right shoulder,” the release said. “It was so abrupt the female driver of the traffic stop also observed the vehicle and stated, ‘Oh my God!’ ”
The trooper followed the car onto westbound State Route 2, watching as the driver weaved on the road and drove on the right shoulder, the release said.
When the trooper pulled Anderson over, he identified himself as a Hammond police officer and said he had weapons in the car, the release said. The trooper said he could smell alcohol on Anderson’s breath, but Anderson refused to take a Breathalizer test or field sobriety tests, according to the release.
Anderson was charged with two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and one of unsafe lane movement.