The INDY Channel.com CNN - January 1, 2011
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- A Noblesville police officer has been suspended after his arrest on charges of drunken driving. 1st Class Patrolman Darin Landers was off duty when he was arrested in downtown Indianapolis early Saturday, said Noblesville police Lt. Bruce Barnes. Landers was placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation. Barnes said Landers was not driving a city-owned vehicle at the time of his arrest. “The community holds police officers to a high standard, on or off duty, and that is something we all understand and accept. We are obviously extremely disappointed that this arrest occurred and apologize to our citizens for letting them down,” Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt said in a statement. Landers is a seven‐year veteran of the Noblesville Police Department and is an active member of the Emergency Services Unit, Field Training and Evaluation Program and Honor Guard Unit, Barnes said.