Video shows Michigan State University police captain arrested for drunk driving

Police captain was on paid leave for more than a year prior to arrest, reports say

Video shows Michigan State University police captain arrested for drunk driving
Video shows Michigan State University police captain arrested for drunk driving

Authorities said a Michigan State University police captain had a blood alcohol level of 0.25 when she was arrested for drunk driving.

Capt. Valerie O’Brien was arrested on Feb. 10 after a Michigan State Police trooper pulled her over just off Interstate 96 west of Lansing.

A video shows O’Brien yelling at the trooper that she was going to sue him. She was placed in the patrol car and declined to answer when asked if her department-issued handgun was in the vehicle.

WILX-TV, which first obtained the video, reported that O’Brien is on paid leave since her arrest.

In September, she returned to work after more than a year on leave, which the Lansing State Journal reported was classified as a suspension.

Watch the full report in the video above.


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