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Off-Duty Officer Christopher Stafford Arrested on DUI & Gun Charges

2/20/2014

February 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

         
North Precinct Officer Christopher Stafford has been decommissioned and placed on administrative assignment as the result of his off-duty arrest Wednesday night on charges of DUI and handgun possession while under the influence of alcohol.
         
South Precinct officers were called to an Edmondson Pike apartment complex at 6:40 p.m. by an acquaintance of Stafford, who reported him to be intoxicated and involved in an argument with another motorist.  Stafford had driven to the complex in a Dodge pickup truck with his young child.  Responding officers detected an odor of alcohol from Stafford.  The administration of Standard Field Sobriety Tasks indicated impairment.  A loaded pistol was found in Stafford’s truck.  Stafford agreed to the submission of a blood sample, which will be analyzed by the TBI crime laboratory for alcohol content.
         
Stafford, 42, is a 13-year veteran of the police department.  He was released from jail after posting a $6,000 bond.

                                                             
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    Christopher Stafford