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Butler’s Assistant Police Chief arrested on OWI charges

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Butler’s Assistant Police Chief is on paid administrative leave after Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers arrest him on preliminary OWI charges.

According to an IMPD police report, Andrew Ryan was arrested after he struck a vehicle that he attempted to turn in front of on Saturday around 6 p.m. near North Arlington Avenue and Washington Street.

Officers noticed that Ryan was showing several signs of intoxication. Police issued two sobriety tests and he failed both, police said. Ryan’s BAC was .27.

The driver of the other vehicle was not seriously injured, according to the report.

Butler University released a statement saying they are aware of the issue and “we take situations like this very seriously.”

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The university said that Ryan was not operating his university vehicle at the time of the crash.

Ryan is on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.