TROY (WWJ) – A Troy police officer is on administrative leave after he was arrested for drunk driving.
Police say the cop was off-duty when he drove into the median curb of Big Beaver Road near Rochester twice before coming to a stop in the median just after midnight on January 18.
Officers who went up to the pickup smelled a “very strong odor of alcohol” coming from the driver.
The off-duty officer refused a breathalyzer test so a search warrant was used to draw blood.
The driver had a blood alcohol content of .27, nearly three-and-a-half times the legal limit.
The case has been turned over to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s office for possible charges.
An internal investigation is now underway.