IMPD officer arrested on suspicion of DUI

Officer Allen Johnson
Officer Allen Johnson (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An off-duty Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was arrested in Hamilton County early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence.

According to a release from IMPD, their department was notified from the Fishers Police Department of the arrest of IMPD Officer Allen Johnson. Police say the arrest stems from an “off-duty allegation” that he was driving a personally-owned vehicle while under the influence in Hamilton County.

Police say Officer Johnson was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he crashed his vehicle in Fishers. He was taken to the Hamilton County Jail.

An internal investigation is underway, police say. Johnson, a 5-year veteran with the department, has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

Police confirmed with 24-Hour News 8 that this is Johnson’s second DUI arrest. His first arrest was in Nov. 2012.

Previous IMPD arrests in 2014

There were seven IMPD officer DUI and OWI arrests that have been handled over the past year.

Kevin Brown and Ron Santa are no longer with the department. Both were arrested for a second offense and voluntarily left the department.

Ed Zehner and Sgt. Gregory Scott both served suspension after their first offense and are back on the job.

Three cases are still under investigation.

Captain Mark Rice was arrested in June and is on administrative duty. Police say Bryan Neal showed up for duty in June with a BAC nearly three times the legal limit of .08. His termination is pending. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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