Metro police Officer Arrested for DUI in Nashville

An officer with the Nashville Metro Police has been charged with driving under the influence in Tennessee. John Cumberland crashed an unmarked police cruiser into a ditch around 12:30 early Thursday morning. A witness reported the accident to authorities.

Cumberland reportedly showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests. He consented to a breath test and registered a blood alcohol content of .12%. The legal limit for DUI in TN is .08%. He was also charged with possession of a firearm with under the influence of alcohol.

Cumberland, 32, is an East Precinct Crime Suppression Unit Officer and he finished his shift around 8:00 pm Wednesday. He has been removed from duty and an administrative investigation has been started.

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