Meridian police officer arrested for DUI in Orange Beach

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ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) — Meridian Police Lt. John Griffith was arrested for a DUI in Orange Beach, say police.

OBPD says Griffith was pulled over at Canal Rd and Foley Beach Express. He refused to take a breathalyzer test and was booked into the Orange Beach City Jail and has since been released.

Griffith is a veteran officer with the Meridian Police Dept. and returned to work last month after being demoted from Captain and serving a 10-day suspension for not supervising a K9 officer who used a racial slur in reference to a colleague.

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