On Monday, Kevin Edward Brown, a 16-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, was arrested after it was reported that he drove drunk through a White Castle drive-through, with his sirens and lights blazing. He was charged with two counts of drunk driving, including one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and endangering a person.
This is actually not the first time that Brown had been arrested for drunk driving. Last August he was arrested and received nine months of probation and a temporary suspension from the police department for the same offense.
Brown is also the fourth IMPD officer since May to face drunken driving charges.
According to police, Brown went to a local Buffalo Wild Wings and started drinking after he got off work on Sunday night. Court documents say that Brown went home and continued to drink after that, but then later left his house because he was hungry. That is when he drove his marked police car to a local White Castle about a mile away from his house.
“While at White Castle, he saw some friends in the vehicle in front of him so he got on his public address system and said something to them. Kevin Brown then turned on his emergency lights, just to play around,” court documents said.
An anonymous person called 911 and reported that Brown seemed drunk and was being obnoxious in his patrol car while parked outside of the fast food restaurant. Later when an IMPD officer responded to the scene, witnesses were able to identify the intoxicated cop as Kevin Brown. Officers that were friends of Brown reportedly tracked his car down and told him over his cell phone to pull over. When he pulled over to the side of the road he was handcuffed and arrested by his co workers.
John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he is also the owner of a successful music promotion company. In 2013, he became one of the organizers of the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.