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Anderson officer faces OWI charges in Hamilton County

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) — A police officer with the Anderson Police Department has been assigned to administrative duties following an operating while intoxicated arrest in Hamilton County.

Officer Christopher Hoyle was arrested just after midnight on July 2.

According to court documents, Hoyle was weaving and crossing the center line in the area of State Road 37 and Greenfield Avenue.

Hoyle told officers he had a “couple beers” a few hours earlier earlier at Klipsch Music Center.

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Hoyle allegedly had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of alcohol.

Court documents said when his blood alcohol content level was tested later in the morning at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Hoyle registered at .11.

Hoyle faces two class C misdemeanor charges in the case.

The city of Anderson released the following statement:

On 7/2/2015 the Anderson Police Department was notified by Hamilton County Authorities that Officer Chris Hoyle was arrested on two counts of Class C Misdemeanor Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.  Initially, Officer Hoyle was placed on emergency administrative leave.  He has since been reassigned to administrative duties pending further review by the Anderson Police Department and the Anderson Board of Public Safety.”