Fortville reserve police officer arrested

Jul 6, 2009 Full story: Indianapolis Star

A Lawrence Township school board member has been dismissed as a Fortville reserve police officer after driving a squad car in full uniform while allegedly drunk.

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Circleville, OH

#1 Jul 8, 2009
I have read this and other articles and the more I read the more questions I have. If this guy was found to be drunk within an hour of his wife receiving a ticket, then itís a reasonable assumption this man was drunk when his wife received her ticket while they were in the boat.

Why didnít the DNR officer issue a breath test at the time of the ticket? Wouldnít being intoxicated on a boat, in waters patrolled by the DNR, be considered Public Intoxication?

Now, you have a drunken elected official & reserve police officer upset over a minor infraction. Mr. important goes home gets in full uniform and then drives drunk to the Fortville police station. There he retrieves a Fortville Police Department squad car, in which he has keys for and drives drunk to confront the officer who wrote his wife the ticket.

Where did this guy learn his intimidation tactics? This sounds to me like a bullying attempt gone wrong. Is this a tactic taught by the FPD or was this an isolated event? Furthermore, why does a reserve police officer have keys to any vehicle owned by the Town of Fortville? Reserve officers are not employees.

So now Mr. Important is charged with OWI and is placed in handcuffs. What happened to the vehicle? Was it inventoried and towed to an impound lot? I suspect PFD came and picked it up. He then sits in a cell for 7 hours and is released on his own recognizance. How is this possible?

It seems to me there are some serious administration issues with the Fortville Police Department. Itís the job of the Town Council to govern our community. We the people entrust our tax dollars and faith into those we elect. Those elected have control of the functions of our community and it is their responsibility to get this Police Department and Town under control. Tammy, Sean, Jeff, Phil and Ron need to do what the People want and not what the employees want.
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Nappanee, IN

#2 Jul 8, 2009
Usually, when they arrest someone for DUI they have the vehicle impounded. Even if the person's residence is just around the corner and someone can drive it home. I didn't see any mention of the Fortville Police car being towed or impounded. I would think being drunk and having a gun would make the situation even more serious and the consequences greater. I would love to see his application just to see who recommended this guy. I
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Sunbright, TN

#3 Jan 12, 2011
Is this not enough for you non beleivers in police corruption They say if you see one coyote lurking in field watching you, There are fifteen more just like him watching you from the woods.

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