An Indiana State trooper from Evansville, visiting the Indianapolis area for a wedding, was arrested in a bar in Fishers early Sunday morning after allegedly waving his gun at patrons while he was drunk and displaying his badge.
Trooper Chris Dyer, a two-year veteran, reportedly tested .27% on a blood alcohol test.
“The legal limit to drive is .08%,” said Fishers Public Information Officer Tom Weger, “so, he was three times the legal limit to drive…but he wasn’t driving.”
Instead, Dyer was discovered by police walking back to his hotel along North By Northeast Boulevard, two blocks away from Sahm’s Bar & Grill in the 7800 block of East 96th Street.
The manager of Sahm’s told Fox 59 News that Dyer was celebrating with the bride and groom of a wedding party when he displayed his weapon the bar’s restroom.
He did not indicate whether anyone was threatened.
Dyer is charged with criminal recklessness, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement.
“The resisting comes in because he failed to follow commands of the officer when we conducted the investigation,” said Weger.
Dyer was being held in the Hamilton County Jail on $10,000 bond.
ISP issued a statement saying the trooper would have his gun seized while he is assigned to office duty pending a criminal and internal investigation.
Dyer was recently lauded for saving the life of a southern Indiana man who was in danger of bleeding to death.