Off-duty Tennessee trooper charged with DUI, possession of weapon while intoxicated


HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — An off-duty Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has been placed on leave following his arrest Monday morning in Henry County.

According to a THP spokesperson, Trooper Daryl Veliz was taken into custody by the Paris Police Department on charges of DUI, refusal of implied consent and possession of a weapon while intoxicated.

He was off-duty at the time of his arrest, the spokesperson added.

Trooper Veliz has been placed on discretionary leave with pay pending an internal investigation, THP said.

No other information has been released.

Trooper Daryl Veliz
Trooper Daryl Veliz (Photo: Tennessee Highway Patrol)

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