Huntsville Police Officer charged with DUI, placed on administrative duties

Curtis Mitchell (Image: Huntsville Police)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police tell us one of their officers has been arrested. Curtis Mitchell faces DUI charges.

Investigators say the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency served a warrant on Mitchell this morning stemming from a “DUI incident” from Saturday.

Alabama State Troopers confirmed that Mitchell and the driver of another vehicle were injured in a wreck that happened on Wall Triana Highway just north of the Madison city limits around 4 a.m.

Both men were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Huntsville Police have placed Officer Mitchell on administrative duties. His badge and service weapon have been taken, pending the outcome of the state’s investigation.

Huntsville Police say Mitchell was off-duty and in his personal vehicle when the incident happened. The incident is still under investigation.