Case # 18NM09973
      

Date: July 5, 2018

CAL STATE FULLERTON POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WHILE ON DUTY

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A California State University Fullerton Police Department (CSUFPD) officer was charged today with driving under the influence of alcohol while on duty in a patrol vehicle.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Thomas Henry Higgs, 59

Charged with the following misdemeanor counts:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Driving with blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher

Six months in county jail

Arraignment 

Aug. 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Department N-8, North Justice Center, Fullerton

Circumstances of the Case

  • At approximately 8:00 p.m on May 7, 2018, Higgs is accused of showing objective signs of intoxication during a CSUFPD briefing.
  • Officers notified their command staff, who investigated this case.
  • Higgs is accused of driving a marked patrol car around the campus with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .09 percent.

 Prosecutor: Deputy District AttorneyDevin Campbell, Special Prosecutions Unit

 

 



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