Specialist Charles Beebe's SUV was pulled over Wednesday in Aurora, Ind., after a motorist reported that he had forced two vehicles off the road, the arresting officer's report said. Beebe failed a field sobriety test and agreed to a chemical test.
His blood-alcohol content was 0.08 percent, the point at which a motorist is considered legally drunk in Indiana, according to the arrest report.
Beebe, 54, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lawrenceburg, Ind., and was released on $1,500 bond.
The 32-year member of the Cincinnati Police Department received a Top Cop award this year from MADD's Southwestern Ohio chapter.
A Cincinnati police spokeswoman did not return a call seeking comment.
Aurora is about 20 miles southwest of Cincinnati.