An Aurora Police Department sergeant was arrested for DUI in Denver after he fled the scene on foot and then returned, Denver police said in a probable cause statement released Wednesday.
“We will not be commenting on this case,” said Aurora Police spokesman Lt. Chris Amsler when contacted by CBS4, “until it has been adjudicated in the courts and not until the completion of our Internal Affairs Investigation.”
John Moreland, 41, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and obstructing a peace officer Monday afternoon around 3 p.m. at 4720 Tower Road in Denver.
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Moreland was initially pulled over by a Denver police officer for failure to drive in a single lane.
He appeared impaired with slurred speech, an odor of alcohol on his breath, and “balance was swaying.” He was not offered voluntary Standardized Field Sobriety Tests due to immediate custody as he fled the scene on foot but did return a few minutes later.
Moreland was arrested and processed but was not booked into jail, Denver police said. A booking photo is not available.