Yukon police officer allowed back to work after DUI arrest

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YUKON, Okla. - A Yukon police officer was booked into jail back in June for driving under the influence after an accident that critically injured one person.

A city employee told NewsChannel 4 on Tuesday that Officer Caleb Cawhorn has been working with the department even while he was facing a criminal charge.

That source told us they last saw Cawhorn patrolling the night of Aug. 3.

The City of Yukon said Cawhorn was initially placed on administrative leave after his arrest, but was allowed to return to work sometime in July due to the “uncertainty of court proceedings.”

City officials say he has once again been placed on leave and that they will let the due process of law run its course before taking an appropriate action.

According to an arrest report, Cawhorn was driving in Sequoyah County when he “drove off the road and rolled 1 ½ times.”

His female passenger was seriously hurt.

Court records show when a trooper got to the scene, he “observed an odor of an alcoholic beverage on Cawhorn” and that “he had red watery eyes”.

Troopers say Cawhorn was unsteady on his feet and did not pass field sobriety tests.

Cawhorn was arrested, but bonded out of jail later that day.

On Tuesday, we tried reaching out to Cawhorn at his home, but no one answered.

Online records show he is set to appear in court on Wednesday and that he also faces a charge of carrying a firearm while under the influence.

When NewsChannel 4 asked the city when Cawhorn was last placed on leave, they told us to fill out an Open Records request.

We are still waiting to hear back.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a blood test was taken from Cawhorn after the accident, but the results have not come back yet.

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