Court docs: IMPD officer’s trip to White Castle led to second DUI arrest
MORGAN COUNTY (July 29, 2014) – An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer’s fateful decision to go to White Castle led to his arrest in a drunk driving case, court documents show.
According to the probable cause affidavit filed in Morgan County, Brown tested for a blood alcohol content of 0.099. He was taken to the Morgan County Jail following the arrest, which happened early Monday morning. He was off duty at the time of the arrest.
Brown had finished working the Brickyard 400 on Sunday when he and his girlfriend went to dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings with some friends, he told investigators. They were passengers in a van driven by someone else. Before arriving at the restaurant, Brown drank two 12 oz. cans of Miller Lite. At the restaurant, he had “a salad, seven chicken wings and four 20 ounce Blue Moon beers,” court documents said.
After leaving the restaurant around 10:30 p.m., friends dropped Brown and his girlfriend off at their home. While his girlfriend went to bed shortly after they arrived, Brown stayed up as the day turned from Sunday night into early Monday morning.
Hungry, Brown drove to the White Castle on State Road 67 in Hendricks County in his IMPD cruiser. He used the drive thru and noticed some friends in the vehicle in front of him. Brown “got on his public address system and said something to them.” He then “turned on his emergency lights, just to play around,” court documents said.
Dispatchers received a 911 call about “a male officer in plain clothes using (a) loud speaker and overhead lights, part of the group appeared to be intoxicated.” The caller lost sight of the IMPD car after it left the drive thru.
Brown said he picked up a man from the other vehicle and drove to Mooresville to drop him off at home. The man invited Brown inside to see his new house. Brown told investigators he hadn’t had anything to drink except at his friend’s house before going to Buffalo Wild Wings and then at the restaurant itself.
He’s charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person and operating a motor vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more. He was due in court Tuesday afternoon.