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Police Sergeant Thomas Berryhill (photo) poses for a mugshot after being arrested for alleged crashing in a liquor store while drunk

The Tennessee Police Sergeant, 62, is arrested for crashing in the liquor store & # 39; while he was drunk and trying to keep his eyes open with his fingers & # 39; after a failed austerity test

  • Police Sergeant Thomas Berryhill, 62, was arrested on Saturday, September 7, for alleged crashing in a liquor store while drunk
  • Authorities responded to the scene at 5.20 pm in Memphis, Tennessee, after a woman who saw Berryhill called the Memphis police
  • Berryhill underwent an on-site austerity test given by officers, failed, and was taken into police custody
  • He was accused of a DUI, public intoxication, reckless driving and was relieved of duty during the investigation
  • A blood test was conducted by medical personnel and the results are still being processed
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Police Sergeant Thomas Berryhill (photo) poses for a mugshot after being arrested for alleged crashing in a liquor store while drunk

Police Sergeant Thomas Berryhill (photo) poses for a mugshot after being arrested for alleged crashing in a liquor store while drunk

A Tennessee police officer has been accused of public intoxication, a DUI, and reckless driving after allegedly in a liquor store.

Sergeant Thomas Berryhill, 62, from Memphis, was arrested Saturday after he entered a curb that entered Kirby Parkway Liquors parking lot and smashed into the brick column of the building.

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According to the police statement, a woman who witnessed the incident called authorities and told them that she was preventing Berryhill from leaving the scene.

& # 39; She advised the suspect that Thomas Berryhill had been drinking, and the only way she could see was when he got out, tripped, and barely stood, & said the report.

The woman also said that Berryhill, who was out of service at the time, was in possession of a bottle that was possibly alcoholic and found under the driver's seat.

Berryhill hit a sidewalk as he entered Kirby Liquors parking lot (photo) in Memphis, Tennessee and crashed into one of the building's brick columns

Berryhill hit a sidewalk as he entered Kirby Liquors parking lot (photo) in Memphis, Tennessee and crashed into one of the building's brick columns

Berryhill hit a sidewalk as he entered Kirby Liquors parking lot (photo) in Memphis, Tennessee and crashed into one of the building's brick columns

Berryhill (photo) posing for a photo while serving the police of Memphis, a job he has had since 1993

Berryhill (photo) posing for a photo while serving the police of Memphis, a job he has had since 1993

Berryhill (photo) posing for a photo while serving the police of Memphis, a job he has had since 1993

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Authorities arrived on site around 5.20 pm and noticed that Berryhill smelled vaguely of alcohol.

The sergeant told officers that he had driven into Florida from Florida, so he ran into the column.

On-site police officers conducted a frugality test on location and Berryhill reportedly failed.

According to the police statement (photo), Berryhill failed an on-site austerity test conducted by the officers and used his fingers to keep his eyes open

According to the police statement (photo), Berryhill failed an on-site austerity test conducted by the officers and used his fingers to keep his eyes open

According to the police statement (photo), Berryhill failed an on-site austerity test conducted by the officers and used his fingers to keep his eyes open

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He told the responding officers that he had eye problems and & # 39; tried to keep his eyes open with his fingers & # 39 ;.

Berryhill was taken into custody and received a blood test awaiting results.

While the investigation is being carried out, Berryhill has been relieved of his duties, WREG reports.

Allegedly he was released on his own recognition.

Berryhill has been working with the Memphis police since 1993.

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DailyMail.com has contacted the Memphis police for additional comments.

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