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St. Louis Police Lt. Ronell Johnson, 25-Year Veteran, Pulled Over, Arrested For DWI

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Ronell Johnson, a 46-year-old lieutenant with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, was pulled over and arrested for allegedly driving drunk on Tuesday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

He was driving westbound on I-70 by St. Charles Rock Road when he was pulled over for a traffic violation, Lt. Elvin Seals with the highway patrol, tells Daily RFT.

"Further investigation revealed the lone occupant of the vehicle to be intoxicated," he says.

Johnson was booked at the Maryland Heights Police Department and then subsequently released.

Seals says Johnson was failing to maintain a single lane. He says he was arrested without incident.

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A spokeswoman with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department tells Daily RFT that Johnson is a nearly 25-year veteran of the department and that he is assigned to the 7th District.

He is currently on "administrative duty" pending an internal investigation.

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17 comments
Lisa Cris Mueller
Lisa Cris Mueller

And don't take it out on me cuz the cop here didnt call a cab. Take out your frustrations on the guilty not the innocent. He's the wrong doer here. Child, grow up. David Beck

Lisa Cris Mueller
Lisa Cris Mueller

I don't even live in St. Louis dear. My friends do David Beck. There ya go..

David Beck
David Beck

If you're not drinking alcohol or under the influence of any drugs then you have no reason to fear a DUI checkpoint Lisa. I'm glad they are out there trying to keep the streets safe from people like yourself who apparently still haven't learned that yet....

Lisa Cris Mueller
Lisa Cris Mueller

DUI alerts to not encourage drinking. You don't have to be drunk to get a DUI and I do take taxis when avalaible. By the looks of your face/page, YOU have some growing to do David Beck.

David Beck
David Beck

From the lady who posted a link to a page that alerts people to DUI checkpoints...how about instead of DUI alerts you encourage people to NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!! Maybe if your family member gets killed by a drunk driver one day you'll learn to put the bottle down and call a freakin cab...grow up!

Chad Hanebrink
Chad Hanebrink

Wouldn't you drink too if you had to be a cop in St. Louis?

Kelly Kaufmann
Kelly Kaufmann

I'm impressed that he was arrested. Proud of the officer that arrested him! I hope the arresting officer isn't retaliated against.

Lisa Cris Mueller
Lisa Cris Mueller

I was never so vulnerable in my life. Trying not to use the word " rape"

Tony Bologna
Tony Bologna

People are sure quick to talk shit about the police...until they need them for something.

Lisa Cris Mueller
Lisa Cris Mueller

Hope they put him in a jail cell w/a mentally deranged girl like they did to me down in 4th district where all the police officers can come to your cell and ask you personal questions and the guys who are fingerprinting you say "we saw your weight, height and hair color and couldn't wait to see you".. True story. Scariest night of my life. Not to mention the ride they took me on by myself in the van for 45 mins from Hampton to downtown. Whole time wondering where am I? I know this area like the back of my hand!!

Bill Bernickus
Bill Bernickus

this should happen more often, cops don't like to arrest other cops

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