Kansas Police Officer Arrested, Suspected of Driving Drunk
A cop in Salina, Kansas was arrested early Sunday for refusing to cooperate with a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop.
Saline Police Department Officer Amanda Londono, 34, reeked of alcohol during the traffic stop and was driving erratically.
On Super Bowl Sunday Londono was driving a white Honda Accord on Interstate 135 at about 1:57 a.m.
According to a report by the Saline County Sheriff's Office, a deputy was traveling behind Londono when she was observed pulling into the left lane to pass another vehicle. Londono then began driving on the inside shoulder of the left lane, edging over into the median.
It was then that the deputy pulled her over for not maintaining her lane, The Salina Post reports.
The deputy made contact with Londono, who was the driver. Londono presented her license but allegedly refused to get out of the vehicle at the deputy’s request. The deputy reported a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle, which carried three passengers.
After 20 minutes of refusing multiple requests to exit the vehicle Londono was arrested on a charge of interference with a law enforcement officer. The other three occupants of the car were not arrested
Londono is a Salina police officer whose duties include being a school resource officer at Salina Central High School.
Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester said Londono has been placed on paid administrative leave while an internal investigation is conducted.