DUI charges against HPD officer dropped

WAAY 31 did some digging to find out why the charges were dropped.

Posted: Aug. 20, 2018 10:55 PM
Updated: Aug. 21, 2018 6:21 AM

The DUI charges against Huntsville Police Officer Curtis Mitchell from March have been dropped by the Madison County District Attorney's Office.

Right now officer Mitchell is currently on active military duty, but before he left he was on administrative duty with the department.

Alabama court documents show the charges against Mitchell were dropped because he completed substance abuse treatment and paid a fine. According to the Madison County District Attorney Mitchell was able to get the charges dropped, because it was his first offense. He went through a diversion program just like anyone else getting their first DUI can do.

In march Mitchell hit another vehicle on Wall Triana Blvd while off duty and in his own vehicle. He sent one man to the hospital.

After his arrest he was put on administrative duty. The Huntsville Police Department told WAAY 31 they will decide if Mitchell will be allowed to keep his job once he returns from active duty. WAAY 31 asked when that will be, but have not gotten a response yet.

Mitchell was an officer on the force for roughly a year when this incident happened.

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