MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An off-duty police officer from southeastern Minnesota has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a state trooper reported him driving 96 mph.
The Minnesota State Patrol says the man is a 32-year-old Belle Plaine officer. He was stopped Tuesday just before 2:30 a.m. between Jordan and Belle Plaine.
Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says a preliminary breath test measured the officer's blood-alcohol content at 0.17 percent, or just over twice the legal limit.
The officer was arrested on suspicion of third-degree drunken driving. He was released after posting bond.
City Administrator David Murphy says the officer is on indefinite leave, but wouldn't say whether it was paid or unpaid.
The officer has 10 years with the police department. He declined to comment to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
- Holmen man sentenced to life for murder of girlfriend
- Holmen man in custody after armed robbery and 5-hour standoff
- Herberger's to move into former Macy's location at Valley View Mall
- Police: Student critically hurt in Kenosha school stabbing
- Bill banning abortion coverage for state workers up for vote
- Education accountability bill up for committee vote
- Bill would let victims, witnesses block body camera releases
- Man accused of trying to kill girlfriend faces sentencing
- Urban Beekeeping
- New breast cancer detection soon offered at Mayo Clinic in La Crosse