A state lawman from Webster City, who was named “Officer of the Year” in 2001, was arrested in Ames for alleged driving drunk while off-duty. Forty-year-old Chris Moline is a supervisor with the Iowa Department of Transporation’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement Unit. Moline was apprehended during the early morning of September 6th.
The traffic stop was made by an officer with the Iowa State University Department of Public Safety. Moline is facing a charge of operating while intoxicated first offense. He was taken to the Story County Jail in Nevada and later released. The Story County Attorney’s office said Tuesday the arrest of Moline is still under investigation, with the case to be treated like any other OWI case.
Moline has been temporarily relieved of his command, which included 26 counties in northwest Iowa. In the meantime, Moline remains on full pay but he has been assigned to a state D.O.T. office in Ankeny until his case is resolved.
Contributed by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City