Chandler Cop Accused of Showing Up to Job Intoxicated
A Chandler police officer is on paid leave for allegedly showing up to a job while he was impaired.
Officer Lonnie Morris, 53, arrived to an extra-duty job at a Chandler church, and was arrested on a DUI charge after police were contacted.
Chandler Detective Seth Tyler tells us Morris was supposed to be working traffic control at the church, which is located near Arizona Avenue and Queen Creek Road.
Morris was arrested around 10:30 a.m. yesterday after officers arrived and did a DUI investigation.
The charges are still pending as police await lab results.
Morris was placed on paid leave, and he'll be subject to an internal investigation, police say.
Got a tip? Send it to: Matthew Hendley.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Phoenix, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.