APD supervisor charged with DUI

APD supervisor charged with DUI

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An Atlanta Police Department supervisor was arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence, FOX 5 has learned.

Atlanta Police Lt. Maurice Dodd allegedly struck a water hydrant on Piedmont at Farr roads in Buckhead early New Year's Day. Investigators believe that the vehicle struck the hydrant with such force that it was propelled into a parked car, which sustained significant damage. As Dodd sat in his damaged personal vehicle, a female patrol office came up to check on the situation and said she spotted two open beers in the vehicle's cup holders.

Dodd was arrested on DUI and other charges. At the jail, Dodd allegedly resisted the female officer, who had to call a corrections officer to take Dodd to the ground so that he could be handcuffed.

"It's always frustrating when you have any officer arrested, but more specifically about our middle managers and managers of our department. Clearly we are held to higher standards," said APD Chief George Turner.

Dodd is on paid leave pending a meeting with Chief Turner, which is scheduled to be held next week.

Turner issued a letter to the all APD officers stating that there have been too many members of the force charged with DUIs. In 2012, up to eight officers were involved in some kind of DUI situation.

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