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Suburban Phoenix police officer arrested on DUI charges

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Authorities said a Chandler police officer was arrested after arriving at a job while drunk.

The 53-year-old officer was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after arriving at an extra-duty job. Police spokesman Detective Seth Tyler said the officer's partner at the job noticed he was impaired and called for assistance.

He was taken to a hospital after medical personnel evaluated him.

Charges are pending lab results. He is on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated.

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