Tigard officer arrested on suspicion of DUII while off-duty
(This post has been updated to reflect added information.)
While off-duty, a member of the Tigard Police Department was arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
The arrest was made by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Ron Wommack, an 18-year veteran with the agency, has been placed on administrative leave.
In response to the allegation, Kathy McAlpine, the Chief of Police for the City of Tigard stated: I would like to affirm that any matter that involves Tigard Police Department personnel and their ability to carry out their duties within the community is of utmost importance to me as Police Chief.
An internal investigation is underway, in addition to the processes under the Oregon courts. You can be assured that a fair and truthful resolution will occur. I thank you for your continued trust."
Jim Wolf, a spokesman for the Tigard Police Department, said he couldn't release further information because an internal investigation was being conducted.
However, according to a post from OregonLive, Wommack was stopped by deputies on Saturday near Southwest Barber Street and Yosemite Street. Sgt. Brian Jensen, a spokesman for the Clackamas County Sheriff's Department, told the newspaper that Wommack's blood-alcohol content was 0.19 percent. In Oregon, someone is considered intoxicated if they have a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or greater.