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OHP Trooper Arrested For DUI After On-Duty Crash

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Josh Eli Davies was arrested for driving under the influence Thursday in Sequoyah County. Josh Eli Davies was arrested for driving under the influence Thursday in Sequoyah County.
This photo is being circulated around the community. The 22-foot boat the trooper was pulling in the wreck is a total loss, OHP says. This photo is being circulated around the community. The 22-foot boat the trooper was pulling in the wreck is a total loss, OHP says.
SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Oklahoma -

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirms one of its troopers has been arrested and booked on a complaint of driving under the influence.

Captain George Brown says Joshua Davies was arrested Thursday in Sequoyah County. Brown says Davies was on duty and was arrested after he was involved in an accident.

Davies was driving his Patrol SUV while towing a patrol vessel, Brown said. It happened on Applegate Cove Road 8 miles south of Sallisaw.

Julie Anderson came outside her home to see the boat sitting on her front lawn. Her mailbox was knocked over and mail scattered.

Brown says the incident is being handled just like any other DUI arrest.

Davies, 33, had a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit, according to an arrest report. He was booked into jail at the Sallisaw Police Department then released by a judge for a mental evaluation, the report states.

Davies was arrested by other troopers who administered a breathalyzer test.

"It is an emotionally draining situation when an officer finds himself in a position that he must arrest one of his own," said Chief of Patrol Colonel Ricky Adams in a news release.

"This individual was immediately arrested by state troopers on the scene and charged with DUI in compliance with state statute. This type of behavior will not be tolerated under any circumstance," Adams said.

Davies, a Cameron resident, is on routine administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation, according to Brown.

The boat, a 22-foot Angler patrol boat, was a total loss. It is valued at about $65,000, Brown said.

He has been with OHP for eight years and is assigned to the Marine Enforcement Division.

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