On-duty Metro cop charged with DUI (Another one…)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -A Metro police officer was arrested overnight Monday for being drunk during his shift.

Arthur Messmer, 44, a midnight-shift Madison precinct patrol officer, was charged with DUI and possession of a firearm while under the influence of an intoxicant.

He was arrested after his sergeant detected an odor of alcohol on his breath.

During questioning, Messmer acknowledged to drinking earlier in the day Monday.  He submitted to field sobriety tasks, which showed indicators of impairment.




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