Mayor: Assistant Police Chief to keep position after DUI arrest

The Mayor of Brazil says the status of the Assistant Police Chief will not change after his arrest early Saturday morning.

Posted: Jun 25, 2019 10:36 AM
Updated: Jun 25, 2019 1:59 PM

BRAZIL, Ind. (WTHI) - The Mayor of Brazil says Assistant Police Chief/Captain Dennis Archer will keep his position with the Brazil Police Department after being arrested on a drunk driving charge. 

According to Indiana State Police, Captain Archer was pulled over on U.S. Highway 40 near West Street in Brazil around 1:40am Saturday. Police say Archer was stopped for an unsafe lane move. 

Police said Archer had a blood alcohol content of .09%. The legal limit is .08%. Archer faces charges for driving under the influence of alcohol and was ticketed for an unsafe lane move.

Mayor Brian Wyndham told News 10 the incident happened off-duty and that Archer was not in his squad car. Wyndham said Archer's status with the Police Department will not change. 

This is a breaking news story, it will be updated on-air and online.

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