Detroit 20-year Veteran Commander arrested in DUI case

7 month ago

Detroit news, Michigan news.

A Detroit police commander was arrested early Saturday after allegedly slamming into a vehicle stopped at a traffic light.

20-year veteran commander Johnny Thomas of the Detroit Police Department had a blood-alcohol level of 0.182 at the moment of his arrest which mean more than the double of the legal limit and under the Michigan law, that is considered a super drunk, reports said.

The officer struck a pick up truck at a red light while driving a department-issued car. The driver of the truck has been transported to the hospital.

According to the Detroit police James Craig, The officer was in restricted duty since he is under investigation.

Thomas face charges of misdemeanor drunken driven and could be retired from his duty.