MPD Officer Arrested For DUI Tells Off Fellow Cops
(Memphis) An off duty Memphis Police officer was arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Police were called to the parking lot of Tri State Bank at 180 South Main on a complaint of a male and female fighting.
As officers pulled up, a witness said a woman had put her hands around a man’s throat. “…as though she was strangling him.”
An officer said 25-year-old Jared Collins left the parking lot but before punching and denting a vehicle owned by the bank. A witness said Collins got in a Camaro and drove toward Peabody Place.
According to a police report, as officers were investigating they noticed the woman talking on a cell phone then getting in a Camaro that had pulled up.
An officer stopped the vehicle and said he immediately noticed “…a strong odor of an intoxicant coming from the defendant.”
When Collins was approached, he reportedly said “I am one of you.”