DEXTER (AP) -A Maine state trooper has been placed on administrative leave without pay after being arrested for driving under the influence, resisting arrest and failure to sign a traffic ticket.

Trooper Tammy Doyle, 35, of Corinna, was taken to the Dexter police department after her arrest Saturday night and released after paying a $40 bail commissioner’s fee.

An initial court appearance is scheduled June 18 in Newport District Court.

Dexter police said Doyle, who is a state police K-9 handler, nearly caused an accident with her state-issued pickup truck at about 9:15 p.m. while backing out of a driveway on Corinna Road.

Officer Nicholas Fletcher of the Dexter Police Department stopped Doyle, who was not in uniform, and allegedly detected the smell of alcohol.

He reported that Doyle refused a field sobriety test and any other chemical tests. When she allegedly resisted arrest and called her K-9 dog outside the vehicle, Fletcher called for backup and Piscataquis County sheriff’s deputies and state troopers responded.

Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Stephen McCausland said an internal investigation will be done with a report going to Col. Michael Sperry.

Doyle joined the Maine state police in 1989 and is a training specialist.

AP-ES-05-06-03 2023EDT

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