A Hopkinsville Police Officer has been suspended with pay after being arrested on DUI charges in Trigg County Saturday night.
The arrest card from Kentucky State Police says 38-year old David Hyde, Jr. of Cerulean was stopped on the shoulder of U.S. 68 near the I-24 interchange just before 7:30.
Kentucky State Trooper Nathan Clinkenbeard pulled in behind him to see if he needed any assistance, with Officer Hyde then exiting his vehicle and walking toward the KSP cruiser.
The Trooper writes that Hyde said he had been on Facebook and that he left his pickup truck running with the radio playing loud. Hyde reportedly said he had a couple of beers before leaving home and that he is prescribed Xanex, which he had taken earlier in the day.
Hyde initially said he had no open containers of alcohol in his truck, but later admitted he did, according to Trooper Clinkenbeard, who says Hyde failed field sobriety tests.
The Trooper also writes that Hyde had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. He reportedly refused to submit to taking a breath test to determine his blood alcohol content level.
Officer Hyde was arrested and charged with DUI and having an open alcohol container in his vehicle.
A news release from Hopkinsville Police says Hyde has been placed on paid suspension, pending an internal investigation.