An officer with the Shelbyville Police Department was arrested over the weekend after authorities said he was driving while under the influence.
Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle accident Sunday. When they arrived, authorities said it was determined Officer Aaron Calvert was intoxicated. One deputy reported Calvert had a split lip that was bleeding and also blood on his shirt and pants.
After refusing medical attention, police said Calvert was arrested on the charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
According to a police report, Calvert stated he looked at his phone to call his girlfriend, when he began to drive off the roadway, striking a utility pole and going down an embankment. An initial breathalyzer test conducted on the scene revealed Calvert had a BAC level of .13.
Calvert was then put through a series of sobriety tests, which he failed, according to the police report.
The officer was placed on suspension without pay pending the outcome of the case.
Police said the incident occurred while Calvert was off-duty and in his personal vehicle. He has been with the police department since March of 2011.