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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Metro Police officer charged with DUI ran four red lights and banged up his car before being arrested, according to court documents.
Police say Casey Skeens was trying to get home to the Park Chateau Apartments. The
problem is, his blood level was allegedly .132 when he was arrested. Court records said Skeens was not only driving under the influence, but he wouldn't pull over when a fellow officer tried to stop him.
The alleged incident started at
4:30 in the morning on Jan. 4. An officer spotted him driving his
personal vehicle after he made an abrupt stop in the middle of the
intersection. Records say he then blew through four red lights before
shaking the officer, who was trying to pull him over. His car was found
30 minutes later in this parking lot.
Police say that he was arrested in
his home after a witness pointed officers in his direction. He is facing
charges of felony fleeing and evading, operating under the influence
and reckless driving.
We reached out to his defense attorney, who did not
return our calls.
Louisville Metro Police representatives say he was a rookie cop, straight out of
the academy, and had been on the department for 15 months.