The Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed the resignation of a state trooper today who was arrested for driving under the influence earlier this year. The OHP says Joshua Davies was scheduled for a pre-termination hearing on August 27.
Trooper Davies was arrested after crashing a marked OHP SUV towing a patrol boat. It happened July 3rd near Highway 59 south of Sallisaw. Investigators say Davies showed signs of intoxication and was given a routine breath test where he registered over the legal limit.
"Trooper Davies' actions on July 3 were an egregious breach of the standard of conduct demanded by our profession," chief patrol colonel Ricky Adams said. "It is never pleasant when an officer is forced to arrest one of his own, but it should be noted that the Troopers who responded to Davies' DUI accident and subsequently arrested him enforced the standard without exception. I am hopeful that the poor decisions made by former Trooper Joshua Davies will not bring discredit on the 99% of our State Troopers that are shining examples of what our profession demands," he added.
The Highway Patrol said Davies has been a trooper for eight years.