A Dayton police officer has been charged for allegedly being found intoxicated while in possession of a handgun in Beavercreek.

Body cam video: Dayton officer arrested for having gun while intoxicated in Beavercreek

Beavercreek police released body camera footage today from the arrest last month of a Dayton police officer who was found in possession of a gun while he was allegedly intoxicated.

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A Dayton police officer has been charged for allegedly being found intoxicated while in possession of a handgun in Beavercreek.

Brian Spencer, 47, faces misdemeanor charges of allegedly having a weapon while intoxicated and disorderly conduct. He pleaded not guilty last month in Fairborn Municipal Court.

At about 2:20 a.m. March 24, Beavercreek police said they discovered a man standing next to a pickup truck on the 800 block of Factory Road, a police report states.

The officer said he saw the man climb into the passenger side of the vehicle, which had the engine running.

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The officer said he talked to the man, Spencer, who had slurred speech, smelled of alcohol and had blood-shot eyes, the report states.

Spencer denied driving the car.

“Spencer was intoxicated to the point that he did not know where he was or how he got to the location we were at,” the report states.

During a pat-down, another officer found a loaded Glock in Spencer’s pants. The officer said the gun was in his pant leg, appeared to have slid down and was not secured in a holster.

Police contacted Spencer’s wife, who picked him up. Spencer told one of the Beavercreek officers he was a Dayton police officer. A police ID card was found in his wallet.

Police said the Greene County Sheriff’s Office received a report at about 1:10 a.m. about an intoxicated driver traveling on U.S. 35 whose vehicle seemed to match Spencer’s, the report states.

Spencer faces a first-degree misdemeanor charge of using a weapon while intoxicated and a minor misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

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