MPD officer serving suspension

CREATED Apr 30, 2012

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee police officer is serving a 30-day suspension after he drove while drunk, and rolled his vehicle into a ditch.

According to Fire and Police Commission records, Officer Jon Parker told authorities he drank four or five beers with dinner on Oct. 11. He was on a hunting trip in Washington County.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ( ) reports that Parker's blood-alcohol level was 0.11 percent. He was ticketed for a first offense of drunken driving.

Chief Edward Flynn filed a complaint with the commission, saying Parker stated he fell asleep while driving home, then went into the ditch.

No one was injured.

There is no other discipline on Parker's record. He's been with the department since 1991.
   Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,