An Iowa City Police sergeant was arrested over the weekend for drunk driving and interference with official acts. Officers with the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety made the arrest of Sergeant Sid Jackson early Saturday morning.
They were called to the intersections of Iowa and Muscatine Avenues just before four o’clock by an Iowa City Police officer who spotted Jackson and requested assistance. The officer reported that Jackson, who was not on duty at the time, was sitting in the vehicle with the door open.
Jackson denied driving, but admitted drinking. According to complaints, Jackson refused to cooperate with testing or get in the patrol vehicle. He was eventually placed in handcuffs. Jackson, who’s been with Iowa City Police for more than 20 years, is now on administrative leave pending investigations by the U-I Department of Public Safety and an internal affairs team with Iowa City Police.