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Atlanta police officer ‘relieved of duty,” charged with DUI after crashing police vehicle

An Atlanta police officer charged with DUI after crashing his police SUV whereas off-duty has been “relieved of obligation.”

APD Officer Carlos Thomas, 35, was arrested on August 26.

The incident occurred round 5:30 p.m. when state troopers responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash alongside SR 166 in southwest Atlanta.

In response to a police report, Thomas’ automobile was heading west on SR 166 whereas trying to barter a proper curve when it ran off the roadway on the left, struck a guardrail, and spun round. Thomas was recognized as the driving force of the crashed police explorer when authorities arrived on the scene.

The responding trooper famous that Thomas refused to adjust to a area sobriety take a look at and declined to take a breathalyzer. He additionally said that Thomas “appeared confused.”

“I requested Mr. Thomas the place he was coming from, to which he mentioned he didn’t know,” the trooper wrote in his report. “I then requested him the place he was going to which he said he thought he was going to select up his youngster.”

Thomas declined to reply troopers when requested what number of alcoholic drinks he had consumed.

“He said that he was going by way of some stuff,” the trooper said in his report.

When requested to take a breathalyzer, investigators say Thomas grew to become agitated.

“If you’re going to take me to jail, take me to jail,” he informed the trooper. “I’ll let my legal professional cope with all that.”

Thomas was ultimately taken to a neighborhood hospital, the place he was handled for minor accidents.

In a press release, Atlanta Police mentioned Thomas, a seven yr veteran of the Atlanta Police Division and member of the Atlanta Proactive Enforcement & Interdiction (APEX) squad, had been relieved of obligation. An emergency listening to with the chief had additionally been scheduled.

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