Case # 18NM09973
Date: July 5, 2018
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A California State University Fullerton Police Department (CSUFPD) officer was charged today with driving under the influence of alcohol while on duty in a patrol vehicle.
Defendant: Thomas Henry Higgs, 59
Charged with the following misdemeanor counts:
Driving under the influence of alcohol
Driving with blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher
Maximum Sentence: Six months in county jail
Arraignment on Aug. 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. at Department N-8, North Justice Center, Fullerton
Circumstances of the Case
- At approximately 8:00 p.m on May 7, 2018, Higgs is accused of showing objective signs of intoxication during a CSUFPD briefing.
- Officers notified their command staff, who investigated this case.
- Higgs is accused of driving a marked patrol car around the campus with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .09 percent.
Prosecutor: Deputy District AttorneyDevin Campbell, Special Prosecutions Unit.