Carmel officer pleads guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated


A Carmel Police Dept. officer pleaded guilty Feb. 5 to operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Police stopped Bryan Hood in his personal vehicle at approximately 9:34 p.m. in September 2019 for a traffic infraction near City Center Drive and Range Line Road. Hood submitted to a breath test and registered .19 percent breath alcohol concentration. He was off duty at the time.


As part of the plea, Hood will be on probation for one year, pay $485.50 in court costs and fees, be required to complete a drug/alcohol program and attend a victim impact panel. He is also not allowed to consume, possess or transport alcohol during that time. A 100-day suspension of his driver’s license took place from Sept. 16 to Dec. 24, 2019.

Hood has been with CPD since 2000. He is still employed with the department and has been on paid administrative leave since the arrest, a CPD spokesperson confirmed Feb. 6.