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.