Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD) Captain John Smith was arrested by officers on Monday evening on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).
Smith, who is a long-time employee of the OCPD, was taken into custody shortly after 8:00 pm following a report of a reckless driver in the area. OCPD officers responded to the scene, where they subsequently arrested Smith for suspicion of DUI.
The arresting officers noted that Smith exhibited signs of intoxication and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He was subsequently transported to an area hospital for a blood test, the results of which are pending.
Smith was subsequently booked into the Oklahoma County Jail and held in lieu of bail, pending an arraignment hearing. If convicted of DUI, Smith could face a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $1,000 fine.
The OCPD has since launched an internal investigation into the incident and has placed Smith on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The department has also indicated that Smith may face disciplinary action if the allegations are proven to be true.
It is unclear at this time if the OCPD will take any further steps in the case, or if Smith will continue to be employed by the department.