The Allen County councilman embroiled in an ethics investigation over a late-night traffic stop where police suspected him of drinking and driving was pulled over again Saturday.
And again police suspected Paul Moss of drinking and driving, but after a portable breath test showed he was not intoxicated, he was allowed to drive away.
Unlike a June 2 traffic stop, Moss agreed to take a portable breath test after a Fort Wayne police officer pulled him over at about 1:50 a.m. Saturday in the area of Coldwater Road and Tillwater Lane, according police reports.
The exact results of the portable breath test were not revealed in police reports detailing the incident, but one officer wrote that Moss was “well below the legal limit.”
Shortly after being stopped by police, Moss told the officer he had nothing to drink. But he later admitted he did have some drinks “awhile ago,” according to a police report.
He also first refused to take the portable breath test and asked if he could find another way home, according to a police report.
"I then asked Mr. Moss to give a breath test to see where he was at," an officer wrote in his report. "Mr. Moss replied 'what can we do, can I park my car and I'll walk (sic).' "
When reached by phone, Moss said that quote attributed to him in the report is "completely false."
According to the police report, Moss was pulled over for suspicious driving after an officer saw him pull into two different housing additions and then flip on his left-turn signal at a point where a cement curb prevented a left turn.
Two different officers could smell alcohol on Moss's breath, according to police reports. Moss did eventually consent to a portable breath test, according to the police report.
The Fort Wayne patrol officer who pulled him over called a supervisor to the scene when he recognized Moss, and Moss was allowed to leave once the breath test indicated he was under the limit considered legally intoxicated.
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