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Chandler Cop Accused of Showing Up to Job Intoxicated

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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.

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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.

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