Chandler police officer suspected of DUI

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say a Chandler police officer has been arrested after arriving at a job while drunk.

Chandler police say, Lonnie Morris, 53,  was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after arriving at an extra-duty job.

Police spokesman Detective Seth Tyler says the officer's partner at the job noticed he was impaired and called for assistance.

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

Police say charges are pending lab results. Morris is on paid administrative leave while the incident is being investigated.