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Off-duty SLC police officer arrested for DUI in Weber County

Jan 2, 2023, 4:02 PM
The Salt Lake City Police Department has confirmed that one of their officers was arrested for DUI ...
FILE: Police documents state that on December 30,  Thomas Caygle, age 37, was involved in a minor traffic accident in Weber County. Witnesses said it then escalated into violence. (Salt Lake City Police Department)
(Salt Lake City Police Department)

OGDEN, Utah — The Salt Lake City Police Department has confirmed that one of their officers was arrested for DUI and negligently operating a vehicle resulting in injury.

Thomas Edward Caygle, age 37, was arrested and has been placed on administrative leave as the investigation continues.

Police documents state that on Dec. 30,  Caygle was involved in a minor traffic accident in Weber County. He was off duty and driving his personal vehicle.

After getting out of his truck and speaking with the other driver, witnesses said the situation escalated. Caygle reportedly got back into his truck and drove toward the other person.

Caygle reportedly pinned the other driver between the two vehicles, and would not back up.

The other driver was hospitalized. Caygle admitted to drinking alcohol before the incident according to the probable cause statement.

On Monday, SLCPD Chief Mike Brown released the following statement:

“Our community expects the very best of its police officers at all times, including when off-duty and on personal time. We strive to exceed those expectations every day. In reviewing the information and materials I’ve received so far, I am concerned and disappointed by this incident, which does not align with our core values and expectations. Following the conclusion of our internal investigation, any violation of department policy will result in prompt and full accountability.”

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