A Lexington police officer has been removed from patrol and placed on administrative duties after his arrest in southern Indiana.
Officer Jerrell L. Strong was arrested Saturday morning in Jeffersonville on a charge of driving while intoxicated, according to the Clark County, Ind., jail. Strong was released later that day on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in court June 8.
Lexington police will begin an internal investigation after Strong's criminal investigation ends, Lexington police Sgt. Ann Gutierrez said. The division of police relieved Strong of his patrol duties pending the outcome of the internal investigation.
Strong has been on the police force since March 2003, according to police records.