A State Excise Police officer was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated in Hamilton County. According to a Sheriff’s Office report, Brett J. Brandenburg, 43 of Indianapolis, was driving his state issued vehicle in the area of State Road 37 and 141st Street at 1:54 a.m. on Oct. 4 when he failed to signal his turn as required by state law. A deputy then observed Brandenburg’s vehicle weaving as it travelled down the roadway.
The deputy stopped the vehicle and, after a roadside investigation, detained Brandenburg for a certified chemical test. After submitting to the test, Brandenburg was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated and Per Se Operating While Intoxicated with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.15.
Brandenburg was not on-duty at the time of his arrest. He was released from the Hamilton County Jail after posting a $2,500 bond and scheduling a court date for later this month.
“Officer Brandenburg was immediately assigned to administrative duty pending the outcome of the internal investigation,” stated Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Brandon Thomas.