Jason Flanery, the St. Louis police officer who made headlines last fall for the killing of 18-year-old VonDerrit Myers Jr., resigned Saturday amid suspicions that he drove under the influence, STL Today reports. Flanery was off-duty and driving his patrol car after dawn Saturday when he crashed into a parked car near his home in St. Louis. When police officers responded, witnesses on the scene told them that a police car had fled the scene. The patrol car was found at Flanery’s nearby home, and when requested, the officer refused his colleagues’ request to take a Breathalyzer test. Officers then left to obtain a warrant to draw blood, which they did upon returning to Flanery’s home. “We handled the investigation just as we would anyone in a drunk-driving accident,” said St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson. Flanery was arrested and booked Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident. He was released pending an application for the warrant and results of the toxicology test, according to Susan Rice, spokesperson for St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce. According to St. Louis police procedure, officers are not allowed to drive their patrol car except to and from… Read full this story
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