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Burlington cop accused of DUI back on the job

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Burlington's deputy police chief is heading back to work.

Andi Higbee was put on paid leave in August after a trooper pulled him over. Higbee was off-duty at the time. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Burlington Police Chief Mike Schirling says Higbee will return to work in a desk duty role. Schirling says taxpayer dollars will be better spent having Higbee on the job rather than at home pending the outcome of his case.

"To be clear, we are not leaning in one direction or another. All we are saying is there isn't enough information to determine one way or another. We are not clearing him of those allegations and we are not making a finding that a rule violation occurred. We are basically in this neutral ground where it's unclear," Schirling said.

Schirling also announced that Higbee was suspended for four days without pay for allowing friends to have open containers of alcohol in his car the same night he was arrested.

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