Detective Stacey Jenkins of the Fort Wayne Police Department has been on sick leave since he served his 30-day suspension for drunken driving, Police Chief Steve Reed announced Thursday.
At the Board of Public Safety meeting, Reed said he doesn’t normally talk about leave. However, he did say that Jenkins, who was suspended from July 25 to Sept. 6, was back with the department.
“He’s just not on the streets yet,” Reed said after the meeting.
Jenkins pleaded guilty in late July to operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to at least 0.08 percent but less than 0.15 percent.
Allen Superior Court Judge John Surbeck handed Jenkins a suspended 60-day sentence. A charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Jenkins was arrested at 3:45 a.m. June 14. He was found asleep in his car at the side of Maplecrest Road, near East State Boulevard.
A police report indicated his pupils were normal and his speech was good, although he was swaying.
He told the arresting officer he had taken insulin and had received injections for his back.
A Breathalyzer test administered about an hour later indicated his blood-alcohol level was 0.101 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08 percent, the report said.