Chattanooga Police Officer Michael Trumbo Suspended After DUI Charge

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Chattanooga Police Department says it has placed an officer on administrative leave after he was recently arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

The officer is 28-year-old Michael Allen Trumbo.

An arrest affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 9 says the incident happened just after 5 a.m. Saturday.

The officer responded to a crash call at 200 North Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The officer spoke with Trumbo, and reports that he appeared unsteady on his feet.

The officer conducted a field sobriety test, and reports that Trumbo failed.

The arrest report says Trumbo was later found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.144, well over the legal limit.

Chattanooga Police said on Wednesday that Trumbo is on paid administrative leave pending Internal Affairs investigation.