ALBANY, NEW YORK – Albany Police arrested the Albany Police Public Information Officer on Friday night for Driving While Intoxicated.
According to police, Detective James Miller, who has been with the department for 19-years, was stopped in the area of N.Pearl Street and Orange Street for operating a police department assigned vehicle without headlights. A following investigation revealed that Miller appeared to be intoxicated.
Police Chief Steven Krokoff said he was surprised and disappointed by the allegations but tells News 10 it’s still very early on in the investigation and is urging people not to rush to judgments.
Detective Miller was transported to South Station where he was processed for Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to submit to a chemical test and driving without headlights.
“The officers who stopped him conducted a field sobriety test and determined he was operating under the influence of alcohol,” said Chief Krokoff.
He was subsequently suspended without pay and is scheduled to appear in court on March 21, 2011 at 8:30AM for arraignment.