HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. — Sunday morning, Danville police arrested a candidate for Hendricks County sheriff on charges of drunk driving.

Sheriff candidate Terry Judy was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Endangerment. According to a Hendricks County public information officer, Judy retired from the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office in 2021 and is not a current employee.

Court documents state that an officer noticed the vehicle driven by Judy after he was stopped at a stop sign for abnormally long amount of time. As the officer followed Judy, he saw him turn without using a turn signal and drive on the wrong side of the road, which nearly caused a crash with an oncoming vehicle, per documents.

The officer waited to pull Judy over until they reached an area where it was safe to conduct a traffic stop. Once pulled over, Judy displayed slurred speech, difficulty concentrating and red, glassy eyes, the officer said.

“Judy had a difficult time answering simple questions and at one point struggled to think of where he was going. His passenger had to answer the question for him,” court documents say.

Documents go on to state that Judy admitted to drinking four or five beers during a friend’s birthday party at a restaurant called Charbonos. He failed multiple sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol content of .124%.

Judy issued the following statement:

“Please accept my apology for using poor judgment this past weekend. I have spent my entire professional career in law enforcement, and I make no excuses for my actions. I will continue to consult with families, friends, and supporters regarding my candidacy for Hendricks County Sheriff and make a decision at the appropriate time.”