Police officer arrested, charged with DUI while on duty

Police officer arrested, charged with DUI while on duty

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT/WRC) - A D.C. police officer was arrested and charged with DUI while he was on duty, according to WRC.

A supervisor detected an odor of alcohol allegedly coming from Officer Arthur Thompson and charged him with DUI. WRC reports the supervisor was investigating a citizen complaint involving Thompson early Sunday.

Field sobriety tests showed the officer was under the influence, according to WRC.

Police say the four-year veteran of the force is off the job, as the incident is being investigated.

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