We’ve known for a long time that police officers routinely refuse to arrest other officers when they drive drunk. It appears that in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, prominent local politicians can get away with it too — as long as they call the sheriff and get special treatment. Allen County Councilman Paul Moss was pulled over for suspicion of DWI, but never took a test for it:
According to that FWPD report, the deputy pulled Moss over at 2:31 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Dupont Road and Dupont Circle.
Then at 2:51, that deputy called Fort Wayne police to help administer an OWI test.
The police report says the FWPD officer was heading to that scene, but ended up pulling over another suspected drunk driver on I-69 instead.
He wasn’t finished with that driver until 3:08 a.m. and then requested to meet with the sheriff’s deputy and Moss at the Allen County Justice Center, recently renamed the Bud Meeks Justice Center, where he could conduct the OWI test.
At 3:19, the Fort Wayne officer got to the Justice Center, but the deputy and Moss had still not left the Dupont area. That officer was then told they weren’t coming and that Sheriff Fries had issued an order to disregard the call.
The councilman, of course, says this is all false. But I’ve never heard of an officer telling a lie on a police report that was likely to cause trouble for another officer.