Thursday, August 06, 2015
IMPD Officer Returns To Duty After Pleading Guilty To DUI
An IMPD officer arrested by Fishers police in May for operating a vehicle while intoxicated has been returned to active duty after earlier being placed on paid administrative leave following his arrest. Blood-alcohol tests showed Officer Christopher White's alcohol level was more than double the legal limit at 0.182. Officer White pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and endangering another person. A one-year jail sentence was suspended with credit given to White for two days he served in the Hamilton County jail following his arrest. His driver's license was also reinstated as part of his plea agreement. It has been suspended for a 70-day period from May 25 through August 5. He has also been placed on probation for the remaining 363 days of his suspended sentence. Officer White works as a detective for IMPD. At the time of his arrest, IMPD said a first-time DUI offense typically resulted in a 30-day suspension of the officer without pay.