A Helena police sergeant is on administrative leave after an aggravated driving under the influence arrest.

Corey David Livesay is accused of having a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit. Livesay has been with Helena police for nearly 20 years.

Helena Police Chief Troy McGee said Livesay remains on leave pending an internal investigation into the Monday night incident. Potential disciplinary action would be determined following the investigation.

At 7:44 p.m. Monday an officer was called to check on Livesay, who was sitting in a running vehicle outside of a Custer Avenue business. Court documents say Livesay, 43, was found outside Home Depot.

He was off duty and in a personal vehicle at the time.

Livesay tested with a 0.178 B.A.C. The legal limit is 0.08.

Officers arrested Livesay on two charges - driving under the influence and aggravated driving under the influence. The second count is for allegedly being more than twice the legal limit.

Livesay is set to appear on the charges on Aug. 16 in Helena Municipal Court.

McGee said the decision to arrest someone from the same department was made at the scene. Whether to call in another agency is determined on a case-by-case scenario. Due to the circumstances at the scene, officers opted to arrest Livesay, he said.

Livesay was booked on the charges Monday night and released.


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