Fort Wayne detective arrested for drunk driving

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A Fort Wayne Police detective has been placed on paid leave after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Stacey Jenkins

Det. Stacey Jenkins was arrested just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on misdemeanor charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with an Alcohol Concentration Equivalent to at Least .08 but Less than .15 after a Fort Wayne Police officer found him asleep at the wheel along the side of Maplecrest Road near Georgetown Plaza, court records show.

The officer noted in a report that Jenkins was swaying and had watery and bloodshot eyes.

A breath test showed Jenkins had a blood alcohol content of .101. A chemical test later registered .096, according to court records.

Jenkins said in an interview that he had not been drinking, but rather takes insulin and had a shot in his back, court records show. Jenkins was reportedly cooperative during the arrest, the officer observed.

Jenkins was to be formally arraigned Wednesday morning but the hearing was continued until June 21. His driving privileges were ordered suspended in the meantime and he was released on his own recognizance, according to court records.

Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed said later Wednesday that Jenkins was placed on paid administrative leave until the city’s Board of Public Safety meets to determine the next course of action.