Fired Lexington Police Officer Arrested For DUI

There's more trouble for a former Lexington Police officer who was fired because of comments he made on his MySpace page.

Joshua Cromer was arrested by Lexington Police early Friday morning on charges of DUI and carrying a concealed deadly weapon, according to court records.

He was arrested at Shilito Park Apartments around 2:30 a.m.

Cromer was one of the officers who arrested country music star John Michael Montgomery.

The charge was later dropped against Montgomery.


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  • by paul Location: lex on Jun 21, 2008 at 02:17 AM
    is it just me or does anyone else see that this mans life has come crashing down on him.. so what he was a cop, so what he did something stupid, this is a cry for help so get off his a** and help him. Josh if you read this , get a hold of yourself and best of luck to you..
  • by kc Location: lexington on Jun 20, 2008 at 06:50 PM
    who really cares?was this man on a public highway?there is not a juror in this state who would convict this man for DUI that had no idea about him or his backround as a police officer,or the arrest he made on jmm.if i had a neighbor who was at home and had a few drinks and got up and tried to block someones vehicle with his vehicle to stop a crime i would be happy.the real winner in this case is his attorney who will make some bucks,and the media who thrives on this nonsense.did anyone hear about the solider from ky that got killed today?
  • by Jason Location: Lexington, Ky on Jun 20, 2008 at 06:26 PM
    If I were John Michael Montgomery, I'd write a song entitled, "The Ballad of Joshua Cromer" and put it on my next album. What a hypocrite!
  • by Jethro Location: Rat Cheer on Jun 20, 2008 at 12:56 PM
    It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant,anywhere in this state. Just sitting in a vehicle while under the influence is not operating it. Having the key turned on IS. It is also unlawful to operate any vehicle that is not a motor vehicle anywhere in this state while under the influence of intoxicants. That means if you are under the influence of drugs/alcohol while riding a donkey through the woods on the back of grandpa's farm, you can be arrested for being "Drunk on your a##." Cromer was not fired for arresting a celebrity, J.M.M.'s record shows a conviction. He was fired for his unbecoming conduct related to that case, and others. He had already displayed a pattern of equally childish conduct and was an embarassing liability to the P.D. Oh, and Attorney, implied consent applies to testing for the presence of intoxicants, not the actual D.U.I.
  • by mj Location: lex on Jun 20, 2008 at 12:11 PM
    What comes around, goes around. Poor guy.
  • by Joy Location: Lex on Jun 20, 2008 at 10:33 AM
    What goes around comes around twice when the intent is malicious not for good.
  • by Kim Location: Lexington on Jun 20, 2008 at 08:31 AM
    Karma will bite you in the behind every single time!
  • by Note to Logan on Jun 20, 2008 at 05:40 AM
    YOU need to learn the law. You can be arrested for DUI if you are drunk and just sitting behind the wheel of your vehicle while parked in your driveway. Once you get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you are drunk, it automatically becomes a DUI whether or not you are moving. READ UP BOY or you'll be next.
  • by Adam Mays Location: Lexington on Jun 19, 2008 at 09:42 PM
    Sounds like this ol' boy's world started crumbling when he picked on a national celebrity. I don't blame him for arresting Montgomery but the myspace thing was just stupid. The EX-cop should have known better than that.
  • by Attorney Location: Lexington on Jun 19, 2008 at 06:00 PM
    WRONG Logan, It was not a traffic stop, they were called there because of a Hit and Run and found him to be intoxicated and he admitted to driving his vehicle. And KRS states that you can be arrested for D.U.I. anywhere in the Commonwealth. Read the "Implied Consent" it states "it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle on ANY public or private roadway anywhere within the Commonwealth of Kentucky." You must have got your Law degree from one of those online colleges, huh. Also the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that if an officer is confronted face to face by an eye-witness that is automatically considered "reasonable suspicion." That along with the the odor of alcoholic beverage on or about the suspect and the suspect's statements generates probable cause. Thus for making it a Probable Cause D.U.I. You should also study your case law.

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