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:
||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 Attorney Devin Campbell, Special Prosecutions Unit